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May 07, 2018

Same Names, Different District: Why Superintendent Searches Can Be a Game of Musical Chairs

Central office staffers—like chief academic officers, deputy superintendents, and curriculum directors—face hurdles making the jump to the top job.

April 03, 2018

Why Tulsa's Superintendent Stands With Her Striking Teachers

Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist is backing the teacher walkouts in her state to push lawmakers for higher pay for teachers, support staff, and more funding for public schools. She said Tulsa's schools will remain closed for as long as teachers are out.

February 12, 2018

Almost Three-Quarters of Superintendents Say Schools Inadequately Funded: Survey

The new survey by a national superintendents' group also shows that 62 percent of superintendents say they will not be able to make up funding cuts.

February 01, 2018

New Era of Local Control in Newark, N.J., After 22 Years

The state seized control of the city's struggling school system in 1995.

January 30, 2018

Massachusetts' New Education Chief Led Revival of One of State's Worst Districts

Jeffrey C. Riley, who was appointed to oversee the Lawrence, Mass., school district after a state takeover, was tapped to be the next education commissioner in Massachusetts.

January 17, 2018

ESSA and Principals: What States Are Pledging to Do for School Leaders

All states intend to invest in principals and other school leaders as part of their plans for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, according to a new analysis by a school leadership group.

November 17, 2017

Commission Overseeing Philly Schools Votes to Disband. What Happens Next?

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, the first step in ending 16 years of state control of the city's school system.

August 11, 2017

Houston District May Face State Takeover

Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.

July 21, 2017

In Chicago, Enrollment Decline and Funding Uncertainties Lead to Smaller School Budgets

The district expects its schools' budgets for the next school year to be smaller than the current year, in part because of projected decline in student enrollment and loss of federal funds.

April 28, 2017

Illinois Judge Dismisses Chicago Funding-Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State

The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.

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