Education Department officials flagged problem areas for the seven districts participating in the No Child Left Behind Act waiver, including delays and changes to strategies aimed at the lowest-achieving schools.
The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.
July 1 is the deadline to nominate creative district-level personnel for the Leaders To Learn From class of 2015.
The district reported in 2010 that the number of dropouts had declined from about 2,000 students annually to about 600, but it appears that the lower numbers may have been wrong.
In an external review commissioned by the Boston district, the Council of the Great City Schools finds discord and disorganization that threaten the school system's long record of progress.
Democrat Jay Nixon objects to the measure's proposed voucher program.
Philadelphians demand more funds for city schools after a 1st grader died in a school with no nurse on duty.
Nationally, per-pupil spending was static between fiscal years 2011 and 2012, but overall expenditures by districts dropped off some.
Residents are stepping up calls for more funds for the city's schools, after a seven-year-old boy died after falling ill at school.
Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.