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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.

March 27, 2017

Georgia School Turnaround Bill Advances

If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.

February 24, 2017

Michigan Delays Decision on Potential Closures or Restructuring of Schools

The schools, most of them in Detroit, face potential closure for appearing in the bottom 5 percent of all the state's schools over a three-year period.

June 03, 2016

Traits of Top Principals: Q & A With New Leaders' Benjamin Fenton

New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school leaders and provides a framework and action steps for other principals to improve their schools.

May 02, 2016

Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit

The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.

April 20, 2016

Mississippi Bill to Create Statewide School District Heads to Governor's Desk

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.

December 16, 2015

Michigan Could Disband State-Run District for Low-Performing Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder has hinted for months that the Education Achievement Authority's status has been under review while lawmakers his latest plan to overhaul public education in Detroit.

December 10, 2015

Teacher Sickout Closes at Least Seven Detroit Schools

A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.

November 03, 2015

Tenn. Appoints New Leader for State-Run Turnaround District

Malika Anderson, the Achievement School District's current deputy superintendent, is a graduate of the Broad Foundation's Residency in Urban Education.

November 02, 2015

A Movie Based on the Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal Is in the Works

Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.

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