Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he's ready to take control of Detroit's struggling schools.
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Kevin Johnson wants more influence in how Sacramento's schools are run.
April 16, 2010
"Waiting for Superman" tackles America's public education system and the roadblocks "the system" places in the way of kids who would otherwise thrive.
April 01, 2010
The finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education were announced this morning. The Broad Prize is the largest award in the nation for urban school districts.
March 21, 2010
The Obama Administration's regulations for turning around low-performing schools, embedded in federal school-improvement grants, could force the firing of principals making progress in those schools and make recruiting turnaround leaders even harder, urban superintendents told U.S. Secretary of Educ...
February 17, 2010
The Council of the Great City Schools calls on Congress to pass a jobs bill to help save education jobs.
January 26, 2010
A new documentary takes a critical look at America's public schools.
January 20, 2010
The Minneapolis school board picks Bernadeia Johnson as its choice for the top job.
January 13, 2010
The Pearson Foundation has given New Leaders for New Schools $3 million to help it continue developing its programs and focus on high schools.
December 15, 2009
Clifford Janey says his work on academics in D.C. public schools has had an impact on the city's rising scores on the NAEP.