With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
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August 29, 2016
August 25, 2016
The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.
August 16, 2016
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.
June 23, 2016
Valeria Silva will depart the superintendent job on July 15, but will continue to serve as a consultant to the district. Her separation package is worth nearly $800,000 in salary and benefits.
June 06, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking a three-year extension to retain control of New York City's schools. A state Senate bill proposes a one-year extension, with an "education inspector" to provide oversight.
May 05, 2016
The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.
April 22, 2016
Police allege that an adult education teacher took the GED exam for Knox County School Board Chairman Dexter Smith, who was taking the exam to settle questions about his education qualifications.
April 21, 2016
The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.
April 20, 2016
In recent years, a growing number of states have sought to create statewide school districts with the charge of taking over and improving low-performing schools.
March 18, 2016
Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton school district since 2011.