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August 04, 2015

Atlanta District Rolls Out New Grade-Changing Rules

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen launched an investigation into grade changing after an internal investigation found that one high school principal changed more than 100 student grades from failing to passing.

July 31, 2015

Chicago Changes the Start Time at 82 Schools To Save Money

Chicago is staggering the start of the school day in a move it hopes will cut $13.5 million in transportation costs.

July 29, 2015

'Technical Issues' Delay Pay for Detroit School Employees

A district spokeswoman said the delay was not related to whether the district had enough money to cover payroll.

July 20, 2015

New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña Gives Herself a B+

Carmen Fariña reflected on her first full-year leading the nation's largest public school system.

July 20, 2015

Former Fairfax, Va., and Boston Superintendent Dies at Age 80

Robert "Bud" Spillane led two of the nation's largest school district, and is credited with rescuing one from the brink of disaster and pushing another to new heights.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

July 17, 2015

Leader of Tennessee's State-Run School District to Resign

Citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership, Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic says he's "leaving confident that Tennessee's schools are better off today than when we began."

July 16, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Names New Leaders for Chicago Schools

The new leadership team comes to a district facing a host of financial challenges, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit in the upcoming school year.

July 16, 2015

A New Leader for Embattled Chicago Public Schools?

Reports say that Forrest Claypool, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief-of-staff and former head of the city's transit authority, will be appointed as CEO of the nation's third-largest school system.

July 13, 2015

Nevada's Clark County Hopes to Lure Retired Educators Back to Teaching

The nation's fifth-largest school district, which started the year searching for about 2,600 teachers, is turning to retirees to fill critical positions in elementary schools.

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