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February 27, 2015

AASA and Howard University to Partner on Training for Urban Superintendents

The initiative will join a growing number of specialized training programs that aim to help prepare school leaders to manage the complex demands of running school systems.

February 26, 2015

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson Gets Contract Renewal

Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.

February 24, 2015

ACLU Questions District of Columbia's Plans for All-Male Prep School

The American Civil Liberties Union says it applauds the district's effort to improve academic and career outcomes for boys of color, but it questioned whether an all-male prep school was the most effective way to do so.

February 24, 2015

Education Is a Key Factor in Chicago Mayor's Race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.

February 23, 2015

Philadelphia District Appeals Ruling That It Can't Cancel Teachers' Union Contract

The district says the court "misinterpreted and misapplied" the law in ruling that the district could not arbitrarily cancel the teachers' union contract.

February 20, 2015

Report Recommends Elected School Board for Chicago

A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves Five New Charters After Intense Debate

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

February 13, 2015

Broward County District Looks to Charters to Improve Schools

Broward County Public Schools is hoping to use a $3.3 million grant to attract an out-of-state charter operator with experience working in poor communities.

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.

February 10, 2015

D.C. Councilwoman Seeks Legal Review of District's Boys of Color Initiative

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

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