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August 21, 2017

Philadelphia To Add Social Workers At Some Schools

Through a pilot program with the city, the Philadelphia school district will add social workers at 22 schools, with the goal of some day expanding the program to all schools.

August 17, 2017

Urban Districts' Group Decries President Trump's Response to Charlottesville

The Council of the Great City Schools represents nearly 70 of the nation's largest school districts—about 7.3 million students, the majority of whom are Hispanic and African-American.

August 11, 2017

Houston District May Face State Takeover

Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.

August 04, 2017

'There's No Greater Ally to a Pediatrician Than an Educator'

Flint, Mich., schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab has taken the lead on several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of education for the 5,000-plus students under his care

June 22, 2017

Standoff Continues: Will Mayor Keep Control of New York City's Schools?

New York state lawmakers adjourned the legislative session late Wednesday without extending the mayoral control law, which would allow New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to continue to oversee the country's largest school system.

June 21, 2017

Districts Can Build a Stronger Bench of Principals for Relatively Low Costs

A new report from The RAND Corporation on districts that are participating in the Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative found that districts in the initiative spent an average of $31,000 per principal, or $42 per pupil, annually on pipeline-related programs.

June 14, 2017

Ahead of Board Turnover, Los Angeles Superintendent Gets a Contract Extension

Michelle King, who became superintendent of the Los Angeles district last year, is likely to stay on the job through June 2020.

June 01, 2017

Federal Judge Delays Mostly White Alabama Town's School Secession Plan

Less than two months after U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala laid out the steps the city of Gardendale must take to split from the more diverse Jefferson County schools, she has decided to delay the order.

May 31, 2017

Chicago Schools Will Open on Time, District Chief Pledges

Chicago schools CEO Forrest Claypool continues to denounce the way that the state of Illinois funds its public schools, arguing that the Chicago school system is being shortchanged on its share of K-12 aid.

May 17, 2017

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings

Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.

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