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November 05, 2014

Principal Turnover Takes Costly Toll on Students and Districts, Report Says

The report examines the financial costs to students and districts caused by high rates of principal turnover and ways to improve retention of school leaders.

September 15, 2014

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.

March 22, 2013

New Book Highlights Alternative Governance Structures for Urban Schools

Mayoral control, state-run school districts, and charter districts were all proposed as alternatives to traditional school governance structures at a panel focused on school governance here this week.

March 05, 2012

Anoka-Hennepin School Board Votes to Settle Suit by LGBT Students

In exchange, the district must provide significant new protections to prevent the harassment of students who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

February 14, 2012

Minnesota School District Changes Policy Blamed for Bullying

The board replaced the policy, blamed for contributing to a school culture that lead to bullying, and eventually the suicides, of several gay students, with one that promotes "a respectful learning environment in which teachers facilitate student discussions of contentious topics in a balanced and impartial manner."

February 10, 2012

Chicago Schools to Stock EpiPens; States, Feds May Follow Suit

The measures follow the deaths of two children who had allergic reactions at school but were not injected with the pens, which can treat the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction.

September 13, 2011

Think Tank Claims Middle-Class Schools Falling Short

Middle-class schools educate the most students, but have surprisingly low achievement results, according to Third Way, a think-tank advocating moderate policy ideas.

December 17, 2010

Schools Hiring Some Guilty of Sexual Misconduct, GAO Says

A report by the Government Accountability Office reveals that schools hire teachers and other workers with histories of sexual misconduct, partly because of weak systems of background checks.

September 21, 2010

Study Finds Wide Variations in Preparation, Graduation of NYC Students

A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.

February 16, 2010

Updated: Snow Storms Blow Away School Days

Snowstorms have blown across the nation, closing schools for multiple days and disrupting school calendars.

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