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May 11, 2012

Faulty Data Leads to Mix-Up in High School Rankings

The U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation's best high schools used faulty state and federal information in its calculations for at least one school, officials acknowledged.

March 19, 2012

Ed. Department Solicits Ideas for District Race to Top Competition

The $550 million competition will allow direct federal support to districts working to improve their academic performance.

January 27, 2012

Principals Balk at Stepped-Up Demands for Teacher Evaluations

The expanded teacher evaluation process required by some education reform efforts takes too much time for too little reward, some principals say.

December 30, 2011

District Dossier's Year in Review: Scandals and Superintendent Moves

Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.

December 30, 2011

Connecticut Superintendents Join Forces for Education Reform

The state's school leaders have offered unanimous support to a package of wide-ranging proposals they say will improve education in the state and reduce achievement gaps.

October 11, 2011

Resolution Reached in Los Angeles District Civil Rights Probe

The Los Angeles school district agrees to set up a new master plan for English-language learners and provide more resources for African-American students in resolving a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

September 20, 2011

Kansas City Loses State Accreditation

The state vote gives the school system two years to turn around, or face a state takeover.

June 23, 2011

Student Performance Part of Superintendents' Contracts

Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.

May 13, 2011

Georgia District Closes Chapter on Accreditation Woes

Clayton County Schools has met all requirements for school governance and leadership, said its accrediting agency.

April 27, 2011

Regional Accrediting Organizations and School Reform

These organizations, which have existed for decades, could provide some qualitative data to assist in evaluating schools.

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