Mayor Richard M. Daley has not only had an outsize influence on America's politics, but also its education system. He just announced that he will not run for another term.
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The Broad Foundation is refocusing its direction after 11 years.
July 19, 2010
Questions are raised about whether superintendents are being paid too much.
June 18, 2010
Hartford,Conn., Mayor Eddie A. Perez, who has control over that city's schools, was convicted this morning of five corruption charges.
June 10, 2010
Diplomas Count 2010 takes a look at how school districts use data to boost graduation rates.
June 02, 2010
District of Columbia teachers ratify new contract that gives them a major raise and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee more flexibility in firing poorly-performing teachers.
June 01, 2010
District of Columbia teachers are expected to ratify by tomorrow a new contract that will boost their pay in exchange for a system that allows for paying teachers more for good performance and dismissing poor-performing teachers more quickly.
May 10, 2010
States and districts are moving quickly to turn around the nation's lowest-performing schools.
April 29, 2010
My colleague Steve Sawchuk has some news up you should check out on the Teacher Beat blog about the latest chapters with the D.C. teacher contract and the Central Falls, R.I. teacher firings. Things are far from happy in either place right now. Speaking of Rhode Island, Deborah Gist, the state's ed...
March 16, 2010
A plan for Detroit's public schools seeks to dramatically accelerate the performance of students in what has been called the nation's worst school district.