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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.

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

May 11, 2015

New School Leaders' Standards Emphasize Instruction, Culture and Managing Talent

The draft policy standards, which were released on Monday for a second round of public comment, apply to school leaders, including principals, teacher-leaders and superintendents.

February 25, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces April Runoff

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.

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