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July 22, 2016

New York City Will End Suspensions for Students in K-2

The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.

July 19, 2016

Portland, Ore., Superintendent Steps Down Amid Lead Controversy

Carole Smith's resignation on Monday followed an independent investigation into how the district has been handling lead testing, according to the Associated Press.

July 13, 2016

Illinois Governor Proposes Panel to Review School Funding

School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.

July 12, 2016

'We Do Not Want to Lose Another Member of Our Family or Yours,' Ed. Council Says

The Council of the Great City Schools released an emotional, personal statement on recent shootings--from Dallas, to Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Chicago, and other urban areas--that have claimed the lives of its graduates, students, neighbors, and employees.

July 06, 2016

Proposal for Clark County, Nev., District Gives More Autonomy to Principals

What started as an effort to break up the Clark County, Nev., school district has evolved into a plan to decentralize the sprawling district and create autonomous schools.

June 30, 2016

Council of the Great City Schools Ushers in New Leadership

Felton Williams will lead the policymaking body of the national coalition representing 70 of the nation's largest urban public school systems.

June 29, 2016

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to Step Down

"Simply put, I am ready to take on new challenges," Henderson wrote in the letter to parents and community members. She leaves the job Sept. 30.

June 29, 2016

Former Boston Schools Chief Heads Home to Nation's Oldest High School

Michael Contompasis, a 1957 graduate of Boston Latin School, served as headmaster of the school from 1976 to 1998 and later as district superintendent from 2005 to 2007.

June 29, 2016

Black Lives Matter Activist Appointed to Baltimore Schools Cabinet

DeRay Mckesson left his career in education in 2014 amid the unrest in Fergsuon, Mo., after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by a white police officer.

June 23, 2016

St. Paul, Minn., Superintendent Ousted by School Board

Valeria Silva will depart the superintendent job on July 15, but will continue to serve as a consultant to the district. Her separation package is worth nearly $800,000 in salary and benefits.

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