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November 20, 2015

To Promote Integration, N.Y.C. to Pilot Diversity Plans in Some Schools

A New York City pilot program to promote diversity will allow seven elementary schools to set aside seats for low-income students, English-language learners, or students in the child welfare system.

November 18, 2015

Los Angeles Unified Refines Its Wish List For New Superintendent

Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is looking for a politically-savvy and experienced instructional leader (with additional traits) to run the school district.

November 16, 2015

Denver Superintendent Going on Leave to Learn Spanish, Travel With Family

Tom Boasberg, Denver's superintendent for the last seven years, will explore Latin American with his family. He plans to return to the district next summer.

November 16, 2015

Houston School Board Rejects Proposal to Ban Suspensions for Youngest Students

As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.

November 10, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union Says Members Are Willing to Strike

Ninety-seven percent of union members who participated in a "practice" strike vote last week supported a walkout if necessary, the union says.

November 10, 2015

Jennings, Mo., School District to Open Foster Home for Homeless Students

The district, which borders Ferguson, has about 200 homeless students and nearly all of its students qualify for free and reduced price meals.

November 10, 2015

Minneapolis District Names Six Candidates for the Superintendent's Job

The short list includes the interim superintendent Michael Goar, as well as candidates from Milwaukee, Massachusetts, Houston, and Minnesota.

November 02, 2015

A Movie Based on the Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal Is in the Works

Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.

October 28, 2015

Big-City Districts Produce a Few Bright Spots in Otherwise Dim NAEP Results

Some urban districts saw statistically significant gains in their 2015 4th and 8th grade reading and math results, while overall, NAEP scores in both subjects either dropped or stagnated nationally.

October 28, 2015

Is a Local School Board in Philadelphia's Future?

Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.

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