Los Angeles Unified school board OKs outside managers for schools
The first of five schools to be built with federal recovery dollars opens in the city.
Superintendents reported that they had primarily used stimulus money to backfill budget cuts, not to do anything innovative.
The St.Paul school board finds itself at odds with the state, which says its interim superintendent can't legally serve in that job without a superintendent license.
Did D.C. Mayor's kids get school preference?
Drama comes to Philly in the form of teacher contract negotiations, a surprising resignation, and Tony Danza.
Los Angeles superintendent audacious in his pursuit of Race to the Top money.
After just one full academic year in sunny San Diego, Terry Grier is headed deep into the heart of Texas. Grier, who took over the SoCal district in January 2008, had been experiencing some heartburn in his clashes with the school board and with the teachers' union, whose president said he lacks focus when it comes to implementing initiatives. The Houston Independent School District has tapped the veteran school leader as its new superintendent. He's replacing Abelardo Saavedra, who is retiring at the end of this month. Doesn't look like the local teachers' union is exactly rolling out the red ...
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