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April 13, 2015

Convicted Educators, Supporters Plead for Leniency in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

The judge put off sentencing the educators for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams; he's urging their defense attorneys to work out sentencing agreements with the district attorney.

April 10, 2015

Interested in Teaching? Nevada's Clark County School District Really Wants You

After years of a perennial teacher shortage, Nevada's largest school district is undertaking a massive campaign to recruit more than 2,000 teachers in time for the 2015-16 school year.

April 02, 2015

The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal: How Did We Get Here?

With teachers and administrators, including a superstar superintendent turned scapegoat, facing charges typically reserved for organized crime, the investigation, indictments and trial captivated educators from coast to coast.

March 31, 2015

Detroit Mayor: End State Oversight of City Schools

The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

March 30, 2015

Effective Principals to Get Their Own 'Franchise' Schools in Las Vegas Pilot

In Clark County, Nev., two principals with a record of success will run a second school as part of a "franchise," to share best practices and develop a leadership pipeline.

March 24, 2015

Floretta D. McKenzie, Former District of Columbia Schools Superintendent, Dies

Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.

March 20, 2015

Vulnerable Chicago Students Face Frequent Discipline, Report Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 18, 2015

Urban Districts Outperformed By Charter Counterparts, Study Finds

The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.

March 17, 2015

President Obama and Urban School Leaders Discuss NCLB and Budget

After meeting with leaders from a dozen of the nation's largest school districts, the president also said there would be a "major debate" if a Republican budget did not reflect investment in the programs that are leading to improvements in urban schools.

March 16, 2015

President Obama to Meet With Big-City School Leaders

Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.

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