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August 21, 2012

Indiana Districts Working Hard to Retain Students

Faced with competition from vouchers and charter schools, school districts in Indiana and around the country are marketing their educational offerings.

August 09, 2012

Report Confirms Cheating at One D.C. School

The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.

July 11, 2012

Pittsburgh Principal Leadership Program Evaluated

The RAND Corp. examined an initiative in the district aimed at creating better school leaders.

July 06, 2012

Detroit Teachers' Union Considers Options After New Contract Imposed

Under state law, the Detroit emergency manager has the power to create a "successor collective bargaining agreement" without union negotiation.

June 18, 2012

Kansas City Drops Standards-Based Education Reform

The district had been grouping students by ability instead of by grade level in 10 schools, but leaders say they now need to focus on regaining accreditation in the struggling Missouri district.

June 07, 2012

Diplomas Count 2012: Miami-Dade's Record, and Upcoming Webinar

Learn more about Miami-Dade's work with Hispanic students in a new Education Week article and an upcoming webinar.

May 11, 2012

Faulty Data Leads to Mix-Up in High School Rankings

The U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation's best high schools used faulty state and federal information in its calculations for at least one school, officials acknowledged.

May 02, 2012

Missouri School Transfer Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The law, which required unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who wanted to depart for neighboring accredited districts, places an unfair burden on taxpayers, a judge ruled.

April 17, 2012

Indianapolis Chief Says Districtwide Reform Underway

The recent report from the superintendent of the 33,000-student district was meant to counter a proposal from a city-based nonprofit that the district undergo sweeping change.

April 04, 2012

Districts in Calif., Texas, Fla. Selected as Broad Prize Finalists

The districts, which will be awarded $1 million in scholarship money for their students, represent some newcomers to the competition as well as two repeat finalists.

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