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April 14, 2010

Turnaround Rules Provoke Districts' Ire

School administrators are unhappy with federal turnaround regulations.

March 21, 2010

Superintendents Push Duncan on Turnarounds

The Obama Administration's regulations for turning around low-performing schools, embedded in federal school-improvement grants, could force the firing of principals making progress in those schools and make recruiting turnaround leaders even harder, urban superintendents told U.S. Secretary of Educ...

February 17, 2010

Urban Schools Group Pushes for Jobs Bill

The Council of the Great City Schools calls on Congress to pass a jobs bill to help save education jobs.

January 08, 2010

Congressional Bill Hopes to Boost Principal Training

Members of Congress want to include a grant program supporting training and placing principals in high-need schools in the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT

January 07, 2010

Chicago School Turnarounds Done Differently

A network of Chicago schools saw success by focusing on instruction, not replacing staff.

December 07, 2009

How to Exit Restructuring: Lessons From 23 School Districts

Schools that succeeded in improving low performance used multiple strategies, a new study finds.

November 12, 2009

School Districts to Be Big Players in Race to the Top Contest

School districts' buy-in to state reform plans is key to winning a federal grant.

October 13, 2009

Obama Brings Spotlight Back to New Orleans Charter School

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology prepares to welcome yet another prominent guest.

September 14, 2009

Urban Districts to Receive Stimulus Help

The Council of the Great City Schools will provide reviews and on-site assistance with federal stimulus-spending plans.

September 07, 2009

Weekend HW: Presidents and Kids (Updated)

Here's some tools for district leaders preparing for President Obama's Tuesday speech.

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