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February 05, 2020

Four-Day School Weeks Gain Ground in the West

More than 1 in 20 schools in the West has moved to a shortened school week, in hopes of enticing teachers and easing travel times in some of the nation's smallest schools.

January 23, 2020

California State University Puts Off Decision to Require 4 Years of Math for Admissions

Pushing the final vote until 2022 will allow CSU trustees to study the impact of requiring four years of math or math-focused coursework for university admissions.

December 12, 2019

Here Are the Cities Where Pre-K Earns High Marks

A new report from CityHealth finds that 12 of the nation's biggest cities are meeting multiple standards of quality in their prekindergarten programs, including licensed teachers, wraparound services for children, and ongoing professional development for early-childhood educators.

January 30, 2018

Public Schools in the South Need More Investments, Poll of Region's Voters Finds

A new report from education advocacy groups argues that Southern states must be more aggressive in improving the quality of public schools across the region. And a new poll of Southern voters shows broad support for that.

January 18, 2018

Rural Schools Often Ignored in Research and Policy Discussions

Rural schools struggle with high and lows more commonly associated with urban schools, including high rates of poverty, low literacy rates, and low college attendance rates, a new report finds.

November 10, 2017

New IEL Leaders Pledge to Speak Up for the Disadvantaged, Integrate Programs

Johan Uvin, a former acting assistant education secretary, and José Muñoz, who previously led a community schools initiative in New Mexico, are part of the new leadership team at the Institute for Educational Leadership.

September 23, 2016

New Study: Principals Play a Large Role in Teacher Retention

Principals play a huge role in shaping work conditions—and in whether teachers stay or leave, according to a new study.

April 21, 2016

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill to Return New Orleans' Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

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 06, 2016

School Superintendents Think Parents Just Don't Understand, Gallup Poll Finds

The survey also reveals that most superintendents believe that measuring the success of schools should include factors such as student engagement and student hope.

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