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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.

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.

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