Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.
The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.
A local newspaper first brought to light allegations about cheating in one elementary school in the nationally recognized district.
UCLA review shows that minorities are still more likely than whites to be suspended for acts of disruption and willful defiance—a vague category that can include anything from talking back to teacher to not doing one's homework—.
The law, which was to go into effect in the 2014-2015 school year, was ruled unconstitutional by a circuit court judge.
A study by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education outlines the pros and cons of mayoral involvement in school boards.
The model standards for educational leaders, while voluntary, are used nationally to define roles and responsibilities, to guide preparation programs, and to help develop evaluations. They are being "refreshed" after a period of changes in the central office that have resulted from state and federal education policies.
The George W. Bush Institute, New Leaders, and others outline the district conditions that are needed to create opportunities for well-trained principals to succeed.
A year after merging the Memphis district and the neighboring Shelby County schools, education leaders are struggling with several aspects of improving the consolidated system for the benefit of all students and families.
Paul Hill proposes ways for reformers to find and cultivate local talent while transforming failing schools system.