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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.

June 18, 2012

Kansas City Drops Standards-Based Education Reform

The district had been grouping students by ability instead of by grade level in 10 schools, but leaders say they now need to focus on regaining accreditation in the struggling Missouri district.

April 17, 2012

Indianapolis Chief Says Districtwide Reform Underway

The recent report from the superintendent of the 33,000-student district was meant to counter a proposal from a city-based nonprofit that the district undergo sweeping change.

March 19, 2012

Ed. Department Solicits Ideas for District Race to Top Competition

The $550 million competition will allow direct federal support to districts working to improve their academic performance.

March 15, 2012

Philadelphia Schools Study Doesn't Meet Clearinghouse Standards

The What Works Clearinghouse said that a study of district- and charter-run schools in Philadelphia did not measure those schools' academic growth against schools with similar achievement levels.

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