Low reading and math proficiency rates, along with other poor achievement outcomes, has prompted state education officials to take over the 5,500-student Holyoke school system.
A new report from The Thomas B. Fordham Institute examining charter and regular district school closures in Ohio showed that displaced students made gains in math and reading and the majority ended up in better schools.
The six-month program spearheaded by the Illinois-based National School Foundation Association is aimed at training small, local school foundation leaders on effective management, networking, and fundraising.
Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.
Robert Avossa, currently superintendent in Fulton County, Ga., will earn a base salary of $325,000 per year when he starts his new job in July.
A Commonwealth Court judge in Pennsylvania reversed a Dec. 26 ruling that appointed David Meckley as receiver of the York district. The ruling had been appealed by the district and the teachers' union and was also opposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts were among the convicted educators who turned down plea offers from the district attorney that could have allowed them to avoid prison.
Federal officials are reportedly looking into a $20.5 million contract awarded to a company that once employed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
The union's call for an elected school board came after news broke that the FBI was investigating a $20.5 million non-competitive bid awarded to SUPES Academy, which formerly employed district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
The probe allegedly centers around a $20.5 million no-bid contract to SUPES Academy, where CPS' CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett once worked, according to local media accounts.