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March 28, 2011

Urban Schools Group, Media Company Unite for Forum

The Council of the Great City Schools partnered for a discussion on ways to improve education in the nation's largest districts.

March 21, 2011

Broad Prize Gets $40 Million Endowment, Narrows Eligibility Pool

The endowment comes with changes that will reduce the number of eligible districts and finalists for the 10-year-old prize.

March 09, 2011

Memphis Residents Vote to Merge City, County Schools

City voters choose consolidation, but it remains to be seen how quickly any merger can take place.

March 02, 2011

Early Turnout Low in Memphis District Consolidation Vote

Early voting started Feb. 16 and has brought out just over 4 percent of registered voters in the city.

January 03, 2011

Chicago Coalition Wants to End Mayoral Control

The mayor's management of the 409,000-school district has shut out parents, says a group of public school advocates and the city's teachers union.

December 21, 2010

Memphis School Board to Allow Consolidation Vote

The city voters will choose in no more than 60 days whether to merge the Memphis district with the surrounding Shelby County district.

December 03, 2010

Survey: Urban Superintendents Are Staying on the Job Longer

School boards' embrace of standards and the benefits of stability may be behind the trend, says an urban schools' group.

November 27, 2010

N.Y. Waiver Deal Said to Clear Way for Bloomberg's Schools Chief

Shael Polakow-Suransky, the district's current chief accountability officer, reportedly will serve as Cathleen P. Black's chief academic officer.

November 09, 2010

Black Male Achievement in a 'State of Crisis,' Study Says

A new study finds that the educational attainment of young black American males lags behind their peers in almost every indicator.

November 04, 2010

Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman Resigns

Ron Huberman, Chicago's schools chief since January 2009, is leaving his job at the end of the month.

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