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May 01, 2013

Baton Rouge Seeks to Avoid State Takeover

The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.

January 30, 2012

Struggling Penn. District Tries to Hold Off Insolvency

The Chester-Upland District and a charter school have identified potential sources of money to keep the school system operating until June.

October 31, 2011

Union-District Partnerships on Display at Urban Education Conference

Sometimes forging a collaborative relationship requires both sides to take a leap of faith, union and district officials say.

December 21, 2010

Memphis School Board to Allow Consolidation Vote

The city voters will choose in no more than 60 days whether to merge the Memphis district with the surrounding Shelby County district.

October 13, 2010

Michelle Rhee Resigns as D.C. Schools Chancellor

District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced this morning that she is resigning after three and a half years in the job.

October 07, 2010

Newark's Facebook Deal Hits Obstacles

Remember all the fanfare less than two weeks ago about the $100 million deal Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Gov. Chris Christie made with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg? Well, it seems they should have consulted a copy of the state's education law before hopping on Oprah's couch for the big...

September 10, 2010

Obama's Back-to-School Speech Coming Tuesday

The president will address students Tuesday at a Philadelphia school.

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