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December 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

December 03, 2014

FBI Seizes Records in Los Angeles Unified's Troubled iPad Program

Twenty boxes of documents related to the district's troubled $1.3-billion program to provide iPads to all students were taken from the district on Monday, amid reports that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into the program.

October 10, 2014

No Benefits to Merging Texas' Large School Districts, Report Says

A recent study in Texas found that consolidating some of the state's largest school districts would raise the costs of education and decrease student performance.

October 08, 2014

Boston Superintendent's Job Draws Numerous Candidates

Candidates hail from Canada to Florida. The majority have been superintendents, and the group is predominantly male.

October 06, 2014

Philadelphia School District Cancels Teachers' Union Contract

The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.

September 15, 2014

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.

September 08, 2014

Normandy, Mo. Students Still Seek to Transfer to Other Districts

The state's takeover of the struggling St. Louis-area district was meant to staunch the flow of students to other districts, but a local court ruling is allowing the transfers to continue.

August 27, 2014

Ten Percent Pay Cut Off the Table for Detroit Teachers

The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.

August 13, 2014

Districts' Budgets Swell to Accommodate a Surge in Non-Teaching Staff

A new report from the Fordham Institute shows that between 1970 and 2010 non-teaching staff—a category that includes teacher aides, counselors, school psychologists, transportation workers, and nurses—grew by 130 percent, with teacher aides leading the pack.

August 04, 2014

Conflict Between Reno Superintendent and School Board Roils District

Washoe County Superintendent Pedro Martinez is suing the school board and district after he was unexpectedly fired last month and then told to return to the job a week later.

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