In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.
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December 12, 2014
December 11, 2014
New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.
December 08, 2014
The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.
December 03, 2014
The Council of the Great City Schools said the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case is not just about the local police and community, but more broadly "about how America's institutions, including our schools, respect the rights, well-being and futures of all our young people."
November 21, 2014
Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.
November 05, 2014
The report examines the financial costs to students and districts caused by high rates of principal turnover and ways to improve retention of school leaders.
November 03, 2014
The plan includes $150 million to convert nearly 100 struggling campuses into community schools that offer extra daily instructional time, additional professional development for teachers and principals, and nonacademic services for students.
October 25, 2014
The Council of the Great City Schools convened a town hall on the current testing regime in public schools, with panelists discussing its impact and what's needed to better assess student learning and the effectiveness of classroom instruction.
October 23, 2014
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
The 58th annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools will tackle the most pressing challenges facing urban school district leaders.