National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.
A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.
The annual "State of Public Education in New Orleans" report, which is published by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University, examines the education reforms in the city's public schools since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.
The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.
Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.
Superintendent Mike Miles' own job security has been a hot topic of late after several school board members tried, but failed, to fire him in April.
Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.
Emergency Manager Darnell Earley estimates the decentralization effort will save the financially-strapped district about $10 million per year.