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December 14, 2011

Michigan Turnaround District Leader Starts Listening Tour

John Covington, who will oversee a district of low-performing schools in the state, says that the current education system is "outdated."

November 30, 2011

Card Game Helps School Leaders Think Through Budget Decisions

"School Budget Hold 'Em," a free resource, balances budget cuts with strategic investments.

October 28, 2011

Turning Around Troubled Urban Schools in Houston and Philadelphia

The short-term results show improved student performance after districts added extra time, brought in tutors and made other reform moves.

October 20, 2011

Report: Big-City Districts Need Substantial Repair Work

The October report, from the Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools, was used as support for a jobs bill sponsored by the Obama administration.

October 19, 2011

Longer School Day Proposal In Chicago May Go To Court

The district's teacher union sees the proposal to extend the school day as a way to get teachers to work longer without extra pay.

October 07, 2011

School Boundary Decision Close in Wake County

Both political factions on the board appear to like a "controlled choice" plan that would give parents options on where their children could attend school.

October 03, 2011

Illinois Superintendents Working For No Pay

The governor cut the salaries of the state's 44 regional superintendents, who provide support services to school districts throughout the state, calling them an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.

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.

September 16, 2011

Tacoma, Wash. Teachers Defy Judge, Continue Strike

The district and the Tacoma Education Association have been negotiating without success since May 31.

September 14, 2011

Tacoma, Wash., Teachers' Strike Continues for Second Day

Striking teachers say they're looking for a fair teacher reassignment policy and smaller class sizes.

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