Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.
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June 18, 2014
June 16, 2014
The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.
June 11, 2014
A study by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education outlines the pros and cons of mayoral involvement in school boards.
June 11, 2014
The model standards for educational leaders, while voluntary, are used nationally to define roles and responsibilities, to guide preparation programs, and to help develop evaluations. They are being "refreshed" after a period of changes in the central office that have resulted from state and federal education policies.
June 10, 2014
The George W. Bush Institute, New Leaders, and others outline the district conditions that are needed to create opportunities for well-trained principals to succeed.
June 09, 2014
A year after merging the Memphis district and the neighboring Shelby County schools, education leaders are struggling with several aspects of improving the consolidated system for the benefit of all students and families.
June 06, 2014
Paul Hill proposes ways for reformers to find and cultivate local talent while transforming failing schools system.
June 04, 2014
The Ohio Department of Education will now review 2012-2013 student attendance data for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus school systems.
June 03, 2014
The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.
March 06, 2014
A national survey finds that more than half of the nation's public schools need major upgrades to bring their buildings to "good overall condition."