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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.

January 07, 2015

New York City to Lift Long-Standing Ban on Cellphones in Schools

The New York Daily News reports that the ban on electronic devices could end as early as March. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he planned to end the prohibition when he campaigned for mayor last year.

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.

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