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February 24, 2015

Education Is a Key Factor in Chicago Mayor's Race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.

February 20, 2015

Report Recommends Elected School Board for Chicago

A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.

December 23, 2014

Law Firms File Request on Behalf of Special Ed. Students in York City, Pa. Case

A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 10, 2014

Ohio to Give Local Districts Discretion Over Staffing for Art, Music and Gym

The vote this week by the state's Board of Education gets rid of a state requirement and leaves decisions about staffing in those areas up to the local school districts.

November 21, 2014

NOLA Charter Schools Sticking With Recovery School District

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.

October 06, 2014

Philadelphia School District Cancels Teachers' Union Contract

The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.

September 26, 2014

College Board Weighs in on Colorado Protest Over AP History Curriculum

Students in Jefferson County, Colo., have been staging walk-outs this week to register protest against proposed changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum .

August 22, 2014

Two Years on, Orleans Parish, La., Still Without a Permanent Superintendent

The school board was expected to choose between two candidates this week, but could not muster the five-vote super-majority needed to hire and fire a superintendent. It's back to the drawing board.

August 18, 2014

Albuquerque Superintendent Resigns for Undisclosed Reasons

Winston Brooks quit after six years at the helm. He'll receive a $350,000 buyout and a pledge that the results of an investigation into a "serious personnel issue" will not be made public.

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