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December 09, 2009

Baltimore Schools Chief Sees Urban NAEP Results as Validation of Gains

Andres Alonso pushed for the district to participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment program.

December 08, 2009

NAEP Measures Progress in Urban School Districts

Results show some progress for urban cities in 4th and 8th grade math over the last two years.

November 17, 2009

Dallas Schools Still in Financial Trouble

The Dallas school district is recovering from overspending that led to teacher layoffs.

November 13, 2009

Study Finds Interdistrict Choice Closing Achievement Gap

A study of eight programs that allow city students to transfer to the suburbs concludes these desegregation efforts can close the achievement gap.

November 03, 2009

L.A. Unified Retreats on Parental Power to Trigger Reforms

It looks like the Los Angeles Unified School District, just a few days after announcing that parents would have the power to initiate new reforms at troubled schools, has disempowered them--or, at the very least, watered down their power. It seems Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines' has had a change ...

November 03, 2009

Community Groups Turn Up Heat on Philadelphia Contract Talks

A pamphlet discussing what its authors see as the flaws in the city's teacher-evaluation system is making the case for a new one.

October 30, 2009

Atlanta School Board Member Takes Top Honor

Atlanta school board member wins urban education leadership award from the Council of the Great City Schools.

October 09, 2009

Is Michelle Rhee in Trouble?

District of Columbia chancellor drawing fierce fire over teacher layoffs.

September 24, 2009

Stockton, Calif., Board Votes to Fire Anthony Amato

A superintendent known for his bold style and frequent job changes is out after just 14 months.

September 23, 2009

Bloomberg's Education Record at Issue in NYC Mayoral Race

Bloomberg's record as educator-in-chief under attack in NYC mayoral race.

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