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May 21, 2015

Wisconsin Plan Would Allow Takeover of Poor-Performing Milwaukee Schools

The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.

May 21, 2015

District of Columbia Offers Top Principals Three-Year Appointments

The principals must meet certain performance benchmarks to qualify for the longer posts and agree to stay at their schools for three years.

May 20, 2015

Philadelphia Voters Approve Measure in Favor of Elected School Board

Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.

May 14, 2015

New 'Innovation' Fellows Named to Redesign Struggling Indianapolis Schools

The new fellows include a relief agency executive who ran schools in Kenya, an Indianapolis school principal, and a team leading a local public charter school.

May 14, 2015

Ratings Agency Downgrades Chicago Schools' Debt

The downgrade reflects the pressures of rising pension obligations following a state supreme court ruling last week that changes to the state's pension law in 2013 were unconstitutional.

May 13, 2015

L.A. Schools Extend Contract of Acting Superintendent

Terms of the agreement will become public once the deal is finished. Cortines' current salary is $300,000 a year.

May 12, 2015

Cleveland Schools Brace for Verdict in Police Shooting Case

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.

May 12, 2015

Seal of Biliteracy Coming to D.C. Schools

To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.

May 05, 2015

President Obama Commits to Lifelong Effort to Support Boys of Color

The new nonprofit supported by private and philanthropic organizations will focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for boys and men of color.

May 01, 2015

Big-City Districts Buoyed by Obama's Extension of 'My Brother's Keeper'

Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City School, said the proposed new foundation will help sustain the council's efforts on equity and access in its districts after Mr. Obama leaves the White House.

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