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October 13, 2010

Michelle Rhee Resigns as D.C. Schools Chancellor

District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced this morning that she is resigning after three and a half years in the job.

August 20, 2010

What Does AYP Really Mean?

What are we telling parents and others when we say a school is in good standing?

August 18, 2010

UPDATED: Ga. Governor Digging Deeper Into Test Cheating Concerns

The Georgia governor found the investigations into cheating allegations in two districts lacking and is appointing his own investigator to dig deeper.

August 03, 2010

Report Digs Into Atlanta Test-Cheating Allegations

The state-mandated report finds reason to look more closely at, and possibly take disciplinary action against, 109 school employees suspected of inflating student scores.

July 13, 2010

D.C. Test Scores Show Mixed Results

Scores at the elementary school level declined this year after years of rising, but District of Columbia middle and high schools students posted gains in math and reading.

June 10, 2010

Districts Use Data to Boost Graduation Rates

Diplomas Count 2010 takes a look at how school districts use data to boost graduation rates.

June 02, 2010

D.C. Teachers Approve Contract

District of Columbia teachers ratify new contract that gives them a major raise and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee more flexibility in firing poorly-performing teachers.

April 14, 2010

Turnaround Rules Provoke Districts' Ire

School administrators are unhappy with federal turnaround regulations.

March 21, 2010

Superintendents Push Duncan on Turnarounds

The Obama Administration's regulations for turning around low-performing schools, embedded in federal school-improvement grants, could force the firing of principals making progress in those schools and make recruiting turnaround leaders even harder, urban superintendents told U.S. Secretary of Educ...

December 08, 2009

NAEP Measures Progress in Urban School Districts

Results show some progress for urban cities in 4th and 8th grade math over the last two years.

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