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June 29, 2015

Newark to Regain Local Control of Its Schools

Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced that after 20 years under state control, the city's public schools will return to local governance by the end of the next academic year.

June 17, 2015

Elements of 'Portfolio' Strategy Taking Root in Some Districts

A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.

June 17, 2015

10 Years After Katrina, the Education System in New Orleans Is Still Evolving

The annual "State of Public Education in New Orleans" report, which is published by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University, examines the education reforms in the city's public schools since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

June 12, 2015

Another Year, Another Round of Calls for Newark Superintendent's Removal

The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.

June 12, 2015

More States Are Creating Turnaround School Districts

Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.

June 01, 2015

Mass. Taps Former Boston and Chicago Administrator to Run Holyoke District

Stephen K. Zrike, Jr., the superintendent of the Wakefield, Mass., schools, will work with the state to turn around the chronically underperforming district in Holyoke.

May 21, 2015

Wisconsin Plan Would Allow Takeover of Poor-Performing Milwaukee Schools

The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.

April 30, 2015

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder Creates New 'District' to Oversee Detroit Schools

The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.

March 27, 2015

Philadelphia's School Budget Seeks to Add Programs After Years of Cuts

The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.

March 26, 2015

Another District Takeover Recommended by Mass. Commissioner

If approved, Holyoke would become the second district in Massachusetts to be run by the state. The education commissioner, who recommended the takeover, said he felt a real sense of "urgency" to act now.

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