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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.

December 10, 2015

Teacher Sickout Closes at Least Seven Detroit Schools

A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.

December 01, 2015

Austin, Texas, Joins List of Districts Changing Confederate Name Policies

A number of schools across the country are weighing similar changes as residents question whether schools named for Confederate figures are offensive to an increasingly diverse student body.

November 24, 2015

New Professional Standards For Educational Leaders Are Released

New professional standards for educational leaders, formerly known as the ISLLC standards, stress principals' role in hiring, developing rigorous curriculum, promoting equity, and managing school operations.

November 06, 2015

School Leaders' Groups Praise Loan Forgiveness Proposal for Principals

Recently introduced legislation in Congress would forgive loans over a period of seven years for principals who work in high-needs schools.

August 20, 2015

State Law Forces Milwaukee to Put Vacant Schools Up for Sale

Historically, the Milwaukee schools have been reluctant to sell vacant facilities, especially to potential competitors that could siphon off its students - and state funding. But new legislation is forcing the district's hand.

August 18, 2015

Confederate Flag Images, Clothing Banned From Charleston, S.C., Schools

The Charleston County School District code of conduct for the 2015-16 school year bans students from wearing clothing, jewelry, or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag.

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