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July 24, 2014

Civil Rights Officials Investigating Complaint Against 'One Newark' Plan

The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.

July 22, 2014

Philadelphia District Invites Educators, Community to Redesign Schools

The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.

July 21, 2014

Houston School District Targeting North Carolina Teachers

The district in recent months has trained its sights on North Carolina's teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation.

July 21, 2014

Big-City Districts Join Obama's Initiative to Support Black and Latino Boys

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.

July 16, 2014

Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

July 08, 2014

N.Y.C. Proposes New Requirements for Superintendents

Tuesday's announcement included news of a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to train superintendents as principal supervisors.

July 07, 2014

Philadelphia District and Teachers' Union Locked in Dispute Over Seniority

The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.

July 07, 2014

Sacramento City District Poised to Hire Seattle's Superintendent

Seattle Superintendent José Banda, a career educator in California, says he is the finalist for the schools chief job in Sacramento City Unified.

July 02, 2014

New Leadership at the Council of the Great City Schools

California educators chosen to help steer the group, which represents the interests of the nation's largest urban school districts.

June 27, 2014

Newark Schools Superintendent Signs New 3-Year Contract

Under the "hybrid" contract, Anderson and the state must agree to an extension each year. Anderson has come under fire recently for her "One Newark" school reform plan.

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