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June 29, 2015

Kansas City Schools Move Toward Accreditation

If the district is successful, they'll have to take the final step without outgoing Superintendent R. Stephen Green, who has steered the district from "the brink of state takeover."

June 29, 2015

Newark to Regain Local Control of Its Schools

Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced that after 20 years under state control, the city's public schools will return to local governance by the end of the next academic year.

June 24, 2015

Chicago Public School District Owes $634 Million in Pension Funds. Can It Pay?

The district is strapped for cash, faces a $1.1 billion deficit, and may be unable to make its full $634 million pension payment due by the end of June.

June 24, 2015

Report Criticizes Walton Foundation Support for Charter School Expansion

The American Federation of Teachers and In the Public Interest argue that the Walton Family Foundation's ideology has led to rapid expansion of a charter sector that lacks transparency and accountability and is undermining traditional public schools.

June 23, 2015

Dallas Schools Chief's Resignation Marks End of a Rocky Tenure

Schools chief Mike Miles, who has led the district since July 2012, often clashed with employees and school board members.

June 17, 2015

Elements of 'Portfolio' Strategy Taking Root in Some Districts

A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.

June 17, 2015

10 Years After Katrina, the Education System in New Orleans Is Still Evolving

The annual "State of Public Education in New Orleans" report, which is published by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University, examines the education reforms in the city's public schools since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

June 12, 2015

Another Year, Another Round of Calls for Newark Superintendent's Removal

The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.

June 11, 2015

Embattled Dallas Schools Chief Defies Board, Fires Principals

Superintendent Mike Miles' own job security has been a hot topic of late after several school board members tried, but failed, to fire him in April.

June 08, 2015

Funding for High-Poverty Districts Falls Short, New Reports Contend

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.

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