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April 28, 2015

Massachusetts Takes Over Troubled Holyoke School District

Low reading and math proficiency rates, along with other poor achievement outcomes, has prompted state education officials to take over the 5,500-student Holyoke school system.

April 28, 2015

Closures in Ohio's Districts Led Most Students to Better Schools, Report Says

A new report from The Thomas B. Fordham Institute examining charter and regular district school closures in Ohio showed that displaced students made gains in math and reading and the majority ended up in better schools.

April 23, 2015

Urban Schools Honored for Work Educating Black, Asian, Latino Males

Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.

April 21, 2015

Judge to Resentence Three Administrators in Atlanta Test-Cheating Case

Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts were among the convicted educators who turned down plea offers from the district attorney that could have allowed them to avoid prison.

April 13, 2015

Convicted Educators, Supporters Plead for Leniency in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

The judge put off sentencing the educators for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams; he's urging their defense attorneys to work out sentencing agreements with the district attorney.

April 10, 2015

Interested in Teaching? Nevada's Clark County School District Really Wants You

After years of a perennial teacher shortage, Nevada's largest school district is undertaking a massive campaign to recruit more than 2,000 teachers in time for the 2015-16 school year.

April 02, 2015

The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal: How Did We Get Here?

With teachers and administrators, including a superstar superintendent turned scapegoat, facing charges typically reserved for organized crime, the investigation, indictments and trial captivated educators from coast to coast.

March 31, 2015

Detroit Mayor: End State Oversight of City Schools

The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

March 30, 2015

Effective Principals to Get Their Own 'Franchise' Schools in Las Vegas Pilot

In Clark County, Nev., two principals with a record of success will run a second school as part of a "franchise," to share best practices and develop a leadership pipeline.

March 24, 2015

Floretta D. McKenzie, Former District of Columbia Schools Superintendent, Dies

Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.

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