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August 20, 2014

New Research Organization Will Focus on Philadelphia's Public Schools

The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium, funded through a three-year grant from the William Penn Foundation, will provide research and analyses on education issues in the city. It will be a partnership between Research for Action, three of the city's research universities, and the city's regular and charter schools.

August 13, 2014

Districts' Budgets Swell to Accommodate a Surge in Non-Teaching Staff

A new report from the Fordham Institute shows that between 1970 and 2010 non-teaching staff—a category that includes teacher aides, counselors, school psychologists, transportation workers, and nurses—grew by 130 percent, with teacher aides leading the pack.

July 24, 2014

Principal Survey Offers Snapshot of Mobility, Retention Among School Leaders

A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.

July 23, 2014

U.S. Principals More Likely to View Their Students as Disadvantaged

New data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that U.S. principals were more likely than their counterparts in other countries to believe their students come from impoverished homes.

June 24, 2014

Principals Have More Authority Than They Think, New Study Says

Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education argue that while there are real policy barriers that hamper school improvement, principals imagine more roadblocks than there are.

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.

October 01, 2013

NYC Black and Latino Males Shed Light on Schooling Success

Hundreds of black and Latino males in New York City high schools describe the factors behind their success in school in a new report.

August 08, 2013

Report: States Could Save Millions By Consolidating Small Districts

The Center for American Progress has released a new report suggesting that school districts could improve efficiency by consolidating small districts.

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