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August 07, 2015

How School Districts Work

School districts have a theory of action but don't or can't express exactly what it is. Naming the theories in use is the first step to designing a system of schools that serves a community well.

August 07, 2015

5 Reasons You Might Be a Problematic Board of Education Member

We don't focus on boards of education enough, and they have the power to make or break a school district. There are at least five ways to tell whether those who serve might be problematic board members.

April 24, 2015

New National Certification Program Aims to Train Local School Foundation Leaders

The six-month program spearheaded by the Illinois-based National School Foundation Association is aimed at training small, local school foundation leaders on effective management, networking, and fundraising.

March 09, 2015

Idaho Legislature Passes Short-Term Fix for Broadband Issue

Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.

February 06, 2015

Changes in Seattle, Dispute Over Charter Expansion Costs in Philly & More

We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.

November 13, 2014

Twenty-Five Districts Worth Visiting

Twenty-five districts that are changing the trajectory by working on blended, personalized and competency-based learning. They are big and small, from urban and rural, east and west-representative of the American education challenge.

October 13, 2014

The Appeal of the Boston Superintendent's Job

Boston's calling cards: world-class universities, history galore, a sports fan's mecca, and a model of stability in urban education.

October 10, 2014

No Benefits to Merging Texas' Large School Districts, Report Says

A recent study in Texas found that consolidating some of the state's largest school districts would raise the costs of education and decrease student performance.

June 16, 2014

Despite Questions, Kansas Education Board Approves Two 'Innovative Districts'

The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Classroom Materials Fall in Early 2014, a Reversal From 2013

Purchases of instructional materials fell by 4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, possibly because of districts' uncertainty about the common-core implementation, according to the Association of American Publishers.

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