With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
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August 29, 2016
July 26, 2016
San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.
May 18, 2016
The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.
May 05, 2016
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was featured in an Education Week story 26 years ago involving the site of a hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.
January 12, 2016
King becomes the first woman in more than 80 years, and the first African-American woman, to lead the nation's second-largest school district.
December 21, 2015
Michelle King, the district's No. 2 administrator under former Superintendent Ramon Cortines, is taking the reins of the nation's second-largest school district while the search for a permanent schools chief stretches into the new year.
December 15, 2015
All students and teachers were told to stay home as police investigate a bomb threat that was received by a member of the school board. New York City officials said they determined a similar threat there was a hoax.
November 18, 2015
Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is looking for a politically-savvy and experienced instructional leader (with additional traits) to run the school district.
May 13, 2015
Terms of the agreement will become public once the deal is finished. Cortines' current salary is $300,000 a year.
April 15, 2015
One school, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, will focus on STEM to increase the number of girls who take those classes and participate in STEM careers.