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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.

June 18, 2014

Report Calls for Moratorium on Chicago School Closures

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.

February 20, 2014

Michigan Superintendent To Expand Options for Taking Over Failing Schools

State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.

January 30, 2014

Newark Superintendent's Plans for District Spark Backlash

Newark is shaping up to be a major flash point for school reform in 2014 as opposition erupts to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plans to reorganize the district through closures, consolidations, and charter school expansion.

August 27, 2013

State-Run District Proposed to Run Milwaukee Schools

Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.

August 22, 2013

New Virginia State-Run District Under Fire

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

June 12, 2013

RSD-Inspired District to Start in Virginia

Virginia is getting closer to starting a new state-run district.

May 01, 2013

School Turnaround Considerations for Local Boards

The $3 billion federal School Improvement Grant has prescribed methods for turning around the lowest-performing schools in the nation. A new report says local school boards need to consider a number of factors before deciding which method will be best.

June 04, 2012

Massachusetts Develops Turnaround Plan for Lawrence District

The struggling school system is now under an improvement plan that includes partnerships with high-performing charter schools.

March 15, 2012

Philadelphia Schools Study Doesn't Meet Clearinghouse Standards

The What Works Clearinghouse said that a study of district- and charter-run schools in Philadelphia did not measure those schools' academic growth against schools with similar achievement levels.

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