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January 20, 2012

Atlanta Directed to Repay Federal Performance Bonus Money

Title I schools earned the money by meeting AYP three years in a row.

January 04, 2012

Missouri Judge Denies Districts' Request to Halt K.C. Transfers

The judge's ruling will not stop transfers from the unaccredited Kansas City school system to nearby accredited district, but the school systems will return to court Jan. 12 to try and resolve issues related to transportation and tuition.

December 30, 2011

District Dossier's Year in Review: Scandals and Superintendent Moves

Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.

December 27, 2011

Missouri Districts Seek Clarification on Kansas City Transfer Policy

According to state law, students in Kansas City will be eligible to transfer to surrounding school districts on Jan. 1.

December 21, 2011

Education Philanthropy Expands to Buffalo, N.Y.

Say Yes to Education, currently working with the school district in Syracuse, will partner with community groups to offer comprehensive supports for Buffalo families.

December 21, 2011

Former New Orleans Recovery District Chief to Lead Conn. District

Paul G. Vallas said he plans to serve in an interim role to stabilize the district for a permanent schools chief.

December 12, 2011

New Jersey Districts Chafe Under State Control

The state took over three New Jersey districts more than a decade ago, but observers on the ground say the results have been mixed.

December 09, 2011

New Orleans District Chief May Get State Ed. Position

John White, who has lead the Recovery School District since the spring, could be moving into the position vacated earlier this year by Paul Pastorek.

December 07, 2011

Urban NAEP Scores Show Math Scores Up, Reading Mostly Flat

Atlanta, roiled by a state test cheating scandal earlier this year, was among the districts showing improved performance.

November 30, 2011

Card Game Helps School Leaders Think Through Budget Decisions

"School Budget Hold 'Em," a free resource, balances budget cuts with strategic investments.

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