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May 15, 2017

Four Education Leaders Join Chiefs for Change

Tennessee's education commissioner, along with the superintendents in Camden, N.J., Philadelphia, and Louisiana's Recovery School District are the newest members of Chiefs for Change.

May 15, 2017

To Fix Schools' High Lead Levels, Portland, Ore., District Seeks Tax Increase

All 90 district schools have high lead levels in the water that flows from sinks and drinking fountains. Dozens of buildings are laced with peeling lead paint, radon and asbestos.

May 11, 2017

Two Big-City Districts Hire Women Superintendents

The school districts in Cincinnati and Oakland, Calif. selected women as their new superintendents, both of them experienced educators with long tenures in their respective districts.

May 02, 2017

Detroit Signs Deal to Prevent State Shutdown of Poor-Performing Schools

The schools ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically statewide for at least the last three years. Under the agreement, the schools will remain open at least another three years.

April 28, 2017

Illinois Judge Dismisses Chicago Funding-Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State

The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.

April 26, 2017

St. Paul, Minn., School District Selects New Superintendent

Joe Gothard, the superintendent of the nearby Burnsville-Egan-Savage school district, has been tapped to run the St. Paul school system.

March 17, 2017

New Schools Chief for New Orleans' Recovery School District

Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.

March 17, 2017

Immigration Enforcement Will Happen 'Over My Dead Body,' Superintendent Says

A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.

March 16, 2017

Trump's Education Budget 'Falls Far Short,' Education Groups Say

The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.

March 15, 2017

To Keep Struggling Schools Open, Detroit Will Sue the State of Michigan

The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.

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