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July 29, 2016

Nevada's Clark County Making Headway in Filling Teacher Vacancies

Clark County, which has struggled for years to fill teaching slots, reported this month that it has 370 open teaching positions, down from 700 in June.

July 27, 2016

Richard Carranza Selected as New Houston Schools Superintendent

The current San Francisco school chief would step in as the permanent replacement for former Houston superintendent Terry Grier, who stepped down in February after six years at the helm.

July 26, 2016

San Francisco Superintendent Among Finalists for Top Job in Houston

San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.

July 25, 2016

Michigan to Pay Detroit's Legal Fees in Teacher Sickout Lawsuit

Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.

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.

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