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May 06, 2016

Bill Placing New Orleans Charter Schools Under Local Oversight Passes La. House

Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.

December 16, 2015

Michigan Could Disband State-Run District for Low-Performing Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder has hinted for months that the Education Achievement Authority's status has been under review while lawmakers his latest plan to overhaul public education in Detroit.

September 22, 2015

Education Pioneers Group Expands Efforts to Groom K-12 Leaders

The California-based organization recruits candidates with backgrounds in areas like law, policy, and business to work in school districts, charter schools, and education organizations.

August 28, 2015

Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

August 14, 2015

Black Student's Push to Rid Her School of Confederate Ties Draws Backlash

Student activist presents petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas.

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

August 07, 2015

Battle Continues to Rid Schools of Confederate Names Across the U.S.

A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

June 17, 2015

10 Years After Katrina, the Education System in New Orleans Is Still Evolving

The annual "State of Public Education in New Orleans" report, which is published by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University, examines the education reforms in the city's public schools since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

September 24, 2014

Indianapolis Seeking New Batch of 'Innovation School Fellows'

The program was launched this year, with the Mind Trust, to create opportunities for educators and others to propose ways to transform low-performing and underused schools.

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