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May 05, 2016

Principals and Superintendents Are Still Getting to Know ESSA

A new survey commissioned by the Northwest Evaluation Association and conducted by Gallup Education gauged school and district leaders' attitudes on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

April 19, 2016

John B. King Jr. Advocates for Racially, Socioeconomically Diverse Schools

Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.

January 27, 2016

Michigan to Seek Federal Aid for Lead-Exposed Children in Flint

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal would offer comprehensive benefits to all children and young adults who may have come into contact with lead in the water

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

August 04, 2015

Ohio School Districts Band Together To Demand More Local Control

About 40 Ohio school districts formed an advocacy group to push back against an "avalanche" of federal and state policies.

July 15, 2015

A Decade After Katrina, Children Remain Vulnerable in Disaster Response

A report by Save the Children finds that most of the recommendations made after Hurricane Katrina to protect children in disasters have not been followed.

May 01, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' To Spin Off From White House as Independent Nonprofit

The My Brother's Keeper program, focused on improving education and career opportunities for males of color, has been a centerpiece of President Obama's second term.

March 17, 2015

President Obama and Urban School Leaders Discuss NCLB and Budget

After meeting with leaders from a dozen of the nation's largest school districts, the president also said there would be a "major debate" if a Republican budget did not reflect investment in the programs that are leading to improvements in urban schools.

March 04, 2015

Federal Lawmakers Advocate for D.C. Schools Voucher Program

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

February 03, 2015

ACLU Protests Mentoring Program for Boys in Kansas District

The Lawrence, Kan., school system initiative aims to address the problem of male students graduating at lower rates than female students.

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