A June 13 panel of education officials and analysts agreed that empowering local officials to create their own solutions is often the best approach.
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August 21, 2013
Marshall Tuck, a former executive with two Los Angeles school groups, including Green Dot Public Schools, has announced his candidacy for California superintendent in 2014.
May 21, 2013
A bill from a Texas senator would create a special state-run district to take over low-performing schools.
April 11, 2013
The Florida Senate has approved major changes to high school graduation requirements that involve career pathways and Algebra II.
February 22, 2013
Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White laid out a series of K-12 proposals highlighting special education and school turnarounds.
February 21, 2013
Virginia is poised to create a system through which the state would take over management of struggling schools.
August 20, 2012
The Pennsylvania secretary of education has appointed the chairman of a state-level partner of a national school choice advocacy group to lead the turnaround of a troubled district.
August 15, 2012
New Jersey's education community is split on the question of Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf ability to implement major policy changes through regulatory authority.
August 03, 2012
A school advocacy group in New Jersey says the state has a below-the-radar plan to take over schools and eliminate union contracts, but officials deny the charges of secrecy.
June 01, 2011
One of the most far-reaching options considered by school districts trying to save costs is the move to the four-day school week. But the savings from that option are often overstated, an analysis finds.