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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.

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.

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