The Wallace Foundation will spend $24 million in six school districts to lighten the load of principals' supervisors and make room for them to spend more time coaching and providing professional development to school leaders.
More school leaders turn to the social media venue as a form of both formal communication about district news and informal communication with students.
Newark is shaping up to be a major flash point for school reform in 2014 as opposition erupts to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plans to reorganize the district through closures, consolidations, and charter school expansion.
The potentially precedent-setting trial in Los Angeles features plaintiffs seeking to overturn seniority, tenure, and dismissal procedures.
Four schools in the district will have to change their mascots by next fall when the policy takes effect.
A state criminal investigation is also under way, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Precisely how to divvy up the billions in extra dollars for K-12 schools is the subject of fierce debate among state education officials, local educators, and advocates for English-learners and low-income students.
The state department of education says the inaccurate data may have led to school report card inflation in the districts.
Districts would be dismantled and replaced with a state-run entity that would hand management of individual schools over to nonprofit operators.
The agreement sets an end date for nearly $70 million in desegregation aid that Arkansas pays to Little Rock and two other school districts.