This week proved a busy one for the nation's school districts, and next brings more big decisions on the horizon.

The Los Angeles school district has given layoff notices to more than 5,000 employees as it seeks to close a budget deficit of more than $600 million.

Finding top-notch local superintendent candidates can prove to be mission impossible.

The Los Angeles Unified School District approved a plan this week that will turn over management of 30 schools to groups primarily comprised of nonprofits and teachers.

The Detroit public school system announced this afternoon it plans to fully outsource its transportation operations in an effort to save money. The cash-strapped district currently outsources 51 percent of its transportation, and expects cost savings of $49 million from the change to full outsourcing, according to a news release the district sent out. More than 22,300 students currently use the district's bus service. The 84,000-student district has been examining every way it can to save money and gain new sources of revenue to make it sustainable. The district, which had multiple consecutive years of deficit spending, has ...

Modeled after the Boston Compact, the agreement is aimed at preparing students for success in college.

The Council of the Great City Schools calls on Congress to pass a jobs bill to help save education jobs.

Elizabeth Morgan is named the 2010 Superintendent of the Year.

Snowstorms have blown across the nation, closing schools for multiple days and disrupting school calendars.

Minnesota's governor wants mayoral control of schools in the Twin Cities.

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