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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.

March 19, 2012

Ed. Department Solicits Ideas for District Race to Top Competition

The $550 million competition will allow direct federal support to districts working to improve their academic performance.

March 16, 2012

School Reform, New Orleans-Style

The nonprofit group New Schools for New Orleans recently released a guide on the lessons it has learned in creating a decentralized network of charter schools for other urban districts that may want to follow its lead.

March 15, 2012

Philadelphia Schools Study Doesn't Meet Clearinghouse Standards

The What Works Clearinghouse said that a study of district- and charter-run schools in Philadelphia did not measure those schools' academic growth against schools with similar achievement levels.

March 01, 2012

Schools Chief Says Bridgeport, Conn., Reforms On Track Despite Court Ruling

A court ruling invalidated the state takeover of the struggling district, but the changes should not slow down plans to stabilize the school system, said Bridgeport schools chief Paul G. Vallas.

February 27, 2012

Broad Foundation Adds Six Big Names to District Prize Judges' Panel

The foundation is expanding the number of judges who select the winner of the prize for high-performing urban districts.

February 24, 2012

Dallas Eases Residency Requirement for Top Officials

The school board says that some top officials will no longer be required to live within the boundaries of the 157,000-student Texas district.

February 21, 2012

Philadelphia School Reforms Show Positive Early Results

The results of the first year of a school turnaround effort in some of the district's K-8 schools shows an improvement in reading and math scores.

February 17, 2012

Exploring L.A.'s Actions in School Sex-Abuse Investigation

A teacher accused of abusing his elementary school students has prompted a deeper investigation into how the district handles allegations of misconduct.

January 25, 2012

Charter Schools, Districts Continue to Forge Partnerships

In its 6th report on the charter school landscape, the Center on Reinventing Public Education says that charter schools and traditional districts are realizing strengths in sharing resources.

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