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June 12, 2015

Another Year, Another Round of Calls for Newark Superintendent's Removal

The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.

June 11, 2015

Embattled Dallas Schools Chief Defies Board, Fires Principals

Superintendent Mike Miles' own job security has been a hot topic of late after several school board members tried, but failed, to fire him in April.

June 08, 2015

Funding for High-Poverty Districts Falls Short, New Reports Contend

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.

June 02, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Appoints New Members to Chicago School Board

The new appointments come on the heels of the resignation of the schools chief amid an ongoing federal investigation into a no-bid contract awarded by the school board.

June 01, 2015

Mass. Taps Former Boston and Chicago Administrator to Run Holyoke District

Stephen K. Zrike, Jr., the superintendent of the Wakefield, Mass., schools, will work with the state to turn around the chronically underperforming district in Holyoke.

May 29, 2015

AASA, University of Southern California Team Up to Train Urban Superintendents

The inaugural class of the AASA/USC Rossier School of Education Urban Superintendents Academy will begin this fall with a 20-member cohort of current and prospective school chiefs.

May 27, 2015

Minneapolis School Suspensions Spike Under Interim Superintendent

Reducing suspensions was one of former Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's top priorities. Soon after she left the job in December, the district's suspensions were on the rise.

May 21, 2015

Wisconsin Plan Would Allow Takeover of Poor-Performing Milwaukee Schools

The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.

May 21, 2015

District of Columbia Offers Top Principals Three-Year Appointments

The principals must meet certain performance benchmarks to qualify for the longer posts and agree to stay at their schools for three years.

May 20, 2015

Philadelphia Voters Approve Measure in Favor of Elected School Board

Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.

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