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June 23, 2011

Student Performance Part of Superintendents' Contracts

Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.

June 09, 2011

West Virginia Takes Over Seventh School District

The state cited school board disarray and mismanagement in taking control of day-to-day operations in the rural Gilmer County district.

May 26, 2011

Alaska Keeps One-Room Schoolhouse Tradition Alive

The Weekly Standard's examination of a small district in Alaska gives a conservative critique to some national education policies.

May 10, 2011

Principals' Group Chooses New Leader

The 26,000-member National Association of Secondary School Principals selected the leader of a principals' association in New Jersey to be the new executive director.

April 18, 2011

Los Angeles Welcomes New Superintendent

Deasy is working on an performance management plan for the district that aims for a higher graduation rate and improved math scores for middle school students, among other improvements.

March 31, 2011

Groups Say Federal Policy Should Support Good Principals

Federal policy should pay as much attention to training good principals as it does to promoting effective teaching, say two education policy groups.

March 21, 2011

Broad Prize Gets $40 Million Endowment, Narrows Eligibility Pool

The endowment comes with changes that will reduce the number of eligible districts and finalists for the 10-year-old prize.

March 03, 2011

Seattle Superintendent Fired in Wake of Finance Scandal

The seven-member school board voted to end Maria Goodloe-Johnson's tenure after a state audit revealed about $1.8 million in misspent funds.

February 25, 2011

Principals Report Areas of Freedom and Constraint in New Study

The progressive thinktank said that some charter school principals reported as many barriers to improving teacher quality as principals in traditional public schools.

January 11, 2011

Los Angeles Skips Search, Names New Leader

John Deasy, a former superintendent and executive with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named to be the district's next leader.

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