The students want to leave Fenger High School, which made headlines after one of its students was beaten to death this fall a few blocks away.

The Dallas school district is recovering from overspending that led to teacher layoffs.

Michelle Rhee says she'd feel "very responsible" if Mayor Adrian Fenty isn't re-elected.

A study of eight programs that allow city students to transfer to the suburbs concludes these desegregation efforts can close the achievement gap.

School districts' buy-in to state reform plans is key to winning a federal grant.

One of the rules for labor-management cooperation is "never surprise your union," a district leader said.

San Diego State ends a policy of admissions preference for local students.

The chancellor's engagement to the mayor of Sacramento raises questions about how long she'll remain in Washington.

New board members, bond approvals among changes in nation's school districts post-election.

It looks like the Los Angeles Unified School District, just a few days after announcing that parents would have the power to initiate new reforms at troubled schools, has disempowered them--or, at the very least, watered down their power. It seems Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines' has had a change of heart. If District Dossier reads the latest version of the the "parent trigger" correctly, parents will have the authority to suggest an overhaul of their children's schools, but Mr. Cortines himself will have the ultimate say (along with the school board) on when and whether a school will be restructured. ...

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