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November 22, 2016

Oakland Superintendent Antwan Wilson Tapped to Lead D.C. Schools

Antwan Wilson, the superintendent in Oakland,calif., is likely to succeed Kaya Henderson as the District of Columbia's permanent schools chancellor.

November 17, 2016

Cincinnati Superintendent to Retire After Nine Years

Mary Ronan spent 40 years with the Cincinnati school district, starting as a teacher in 1976, before moving up the ladder to become district superintendent.

November 14, 2016

Head of Urban Districts' Coalition Says Trump Win Won't Change Group's Focus

Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, said the group may be forced to play defense, but its priorities won't change under a Trump administration.

October 27, 2016

Chicago District Plans to Borrow $1 Billion

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Board of Education approved borrowing nearly $1 billion for construction costs and to refinance high-interest debt.

October 20, 2016

Cleveland District CEO Named Urban Educator of the Year

Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland district since 2011, was chosen Thursday as the Urban Educator of the Year at the Council of the Great City Schools annual conference in Miami.

October 19, 2016

Report: School Closures Can Work If Students Have Better Options

A new report from the Education Research Alliance at Tulane University found that closing low-performing schools and converting them to charter schools can improve student performance, but a key factor was whether students had better schools to attend.

October 11, 2016

Obama Initiative Secures Free Internet Access for Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.

September 30, 2016

Dallas Public School Choice Program Seeks to Expand District Options

The Dallas district's public school choice program seeks to expand options for parents, according to the district.

September 29, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Georgia's Ballot Question on Statewide School District

A lawsuit asks the court for an injunction to stop a statewide district from going into effect in Georgia if a Nov. 8 ballot measure passes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

September 26, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Members Overwhelming Vote to Authorize Strike

For the second time in less than year, the majority of the members of the Chicago Teachers' Union cast ballots in favor of a strike.

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