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October 23, 2014

Houston Superintendent Wins Urban Educator of the Year Award

The council said that under Grier's leadership, access to Advanced Placement courses increased and more Houston students took the SAT college entrance exam.

October 22, 2014

Urban Educators' Conference to Focus on Testing, Common Core, and ELLs

The 58th annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools will tackle the most pressing challenges facing urban school district leaders.

October 14, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Case: Prosecution Zeroes In on Former Regional Director

The trial in the nation's largest cheating scandal is now in its third week. A dozen former educators and administrators face felony racketeering charges for their alleged roles in changing students' test scores to inflate performance and qualify for bonuses.

October 13, 2014

The Appeal of the Boston Superintendent's Job

Boston's calling cards: world-class universities, history galore, a sports fan's mecca, and a model of stability in urban education.

October 08, 2014

Boston Superintendent's Job Draws Numerous Candidates

Candidates hail from Canada to Florida. The majority have been superintendents, and the group is predominantly male.

October 07, 2014

Philadelphia Teachers' Union Vows to Fight Contract Cancellation

The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.

October 06, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Posts 'Historic High' Graduation Rate

The good news about graduation comes just as the school board is debating whether to keep Superintendent John Deasy at the helm of the nation's second largest district.

October 06, 2014

Philadelphia School District Cancels Teachers' Union Contract

The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.

October 01, 2014

Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.

October 01, 2014

Los Angeles School Board Reviewing Superintendent Deasy's Performance

The board will decide later this month whether to extend Superintendent John Deasy's contract. Both supporters and detractors think his days at the nation's second-largest school district are numbered.

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