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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.

October 06, 2015

Florida Bill Would Give More Autonomy to Principals Who Run Struggling Schools

Under a new proposal, highly rated Florida principals who are selected to run low-performing schools will get expanded autonomy.

September 10, 2015

Former Chicago Schools CEO Brizard Lands Consulting Job

In his new role, Brizard will help school leaders turn around under-performing school districts

August 28, 2015

Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

July 17, 2015

Leader of Tennessee's State-Run School District to Resign

Citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership, Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic says he's "leaving confident that Tennessee's schools are better off today than when we began."

June 12, 2015

More States Are Creating Turnaround School Districts

Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.

June 27, 2014

Three Fellowships Awarded to Create 'Innovation' Public Schools in Indianapolis

The winners of the "Innovation School Fellowship" proposed a Montessori-style K-12 school, a blended learning K-6 school, and another design that heavily focuses on entrepreneurship and student engagement.

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