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December 31, 2014

Top District Stories in 2014: Spending, Testing, Principals, and Ferguson

Among the most read posts in 2014 were stories about principals and school leadership, a backlash against standardized testing, the fallout from a police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and school funding issues in Philadelphia.

November 11, 2014

Calif. Superintendents' Pay and Perks Draw Ire of State Lawmakers

Many school superintendents in California are making more than than the governor, and some state lawmakers are criticizing the trend.

October 23, 2014

Houston Superintendent Wins Urban Educator of the Year Award

The council said that under Grier's leadership, access to Advanced Placement courses increased and more Houston students took the SAT college entrance exam.

October 21, 2014

Q and A With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

From expanded all-day pre-K programs, extensive community engagement, and a focus on English-language learners, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña are making their mark on New York City education. Still, the administration has taken some criticism for being slow to articulate a turnaround plan for the worst performing schools.

October 16, 2014

Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy Reportedly to Step Down

Deasy is credited with raising graduation rates and achievement outcomes for minorities, but in recent months, his leadership has been marred by the fallout of his technology initiatives and low morale among teachers and staff.

October 13, 2014

The Appeal of the Boston Superintendent's Job

Boston's calling cards: world-class universities, history galore, a sports fan's mecca, and a model of stability in urban education.

October 06, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Posts 'Historic High' Graduation Rate

The good news about graduation comes just as the school board is debating whether to keep Superintendent John Deasy at the helm of the nation's second largest district.

October 01, 2014

Los Angeles School Board Reviewing Superintendent Deasy's Performance

The board will decide later this month whether to extend Superintendent John Deasy's contract. Both supporters and detractors think his days at the nation's second-largest school district are numbered.

August 28, 2014

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.

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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