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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.

May 15, 2014

Study: New Leaders-Trained Principals Boost Student Scores in Some Schools

On average, students in schools whose principals had been trained by the urban leadership program improved their state test scores by nearly a percentile point in reading and 1.3 percentile points in math.

April 29, 2014

Study: Growth in K-12 Education Sector Creates Demand For New Leaders

A changing education landscape in the nation's largest cities is spurring demand for skilled leaders in education administration.

April 24, 2014

Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

December 27, 2013

Judge: Colorado District Broke State Campaign Laws With 'Hess Report'

The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.

August 27, 2013

State-Run District Proposed to Run Milwaukee Schools

Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.

August 22, 2013

New Virginia State-Run District Under Fire

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

April 11, 2013

Academic Gains in NYC, D.C., and Chicago Overstated, Report Contends

The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign will soon release a report charging that claims of success in those three districts attributed to policies such as charter schools and using test scores in teacher evaluations have been overstated.

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.

December 31, 2012

UPDATED: School Reform Network Shutters National Office

After 21 years of pushing for school reform and access to quality education for underserved children, the Public Education Network closed its national office today.

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