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April 25, 2014

Philadelphia Faces Massive Potential Funding Shortfall—Again

Without new funds, Philadelphia Schools face layoffs, bigger class sizes

April 25, 2014

New York City's Pre-K Applications Jump By 36 Percent

With pre-K expanded, a higher number of New York City parents apply for spots.

April 24, 2014

New Atlanta Superintendent to Receive $375K Annually, Plus Perks

The incoming Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent will be paid a base salary of $375,000, along with moving expenses, temporary housing, and other perks, according to a report.

April 24, 2014

Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

April 09, 2014

Just Two Districts Named Broad Prize Finalists

Gwinnett County in Georgia and Florida's Orange County Public Schools are the only two finalists for this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education.

February 27, 2014

Citing Achievement Gaps, Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' Task Force

President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.

December 18, 2013

District of Columbia's 'Regular' Schools Deliver Big Gains on Urban NAEP

The city's regular public school students, not those in charters, posted the strongest gains of any urban district on the national assessments.

December 03, 2013

Detroit Is Eligible for Bankruptcy; Teachers' Pensions Remain Intact

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.

October 16, 2013

View on Broad Prize's Value Mixed Among Education 'Insiders'

A new survey shows that, among Washington-based education policy wonks, the Broad Prize for Urban Education draws mixed reviews.

October 02, 2013

Houston's Broad Prize Slammed, Defended

Houston's Broad prize this year was an excuse for edu-commentators to spar over the state of the urban district.

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