With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
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October 26, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as well as those representing states and school districts, discussed proposals to improve assessments amid debate about "overtesting" at a panel in Washington.
October 02, 2015
Arne Duncan, a former big-city schools chief who President Obama tapped as education secretary, will leave the post in December. He will be replaced by John King, Jr., a former New York state education commissioner.
July 09, 2015
In the year that Jill Levine, the principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet School in Chattanooga, Tenn., spent as the Department of Education's full-time principal ambassador fellow, the department has been hailed for increasing its focus on school leadership.
March 16, 2015
Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
December 17, 2014
The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.
December 12, 2014
In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.
November 10, 2014
The goal of the Education Department's principal shadowing program is to help those who make K-12 policy better understand the real-world impacts on schools and the principals who oversee them.
October 01, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that the office for civil rights will investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.