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March 24, 2014

Shortage of Principals for School Turnarounds, Urban K-12 Leaders Say

School turnarounds and new policies for school meal programs were among the issues highlighted at urban educators' annual legislative conference in Washington.

March 24, 2014

Race to Top States Making Good Progress, Center for American Progress Says

Overall, states have made great progress in a short amount of time, but there have been bumps in the road, according to a report by the Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington.

February 20, 2014

Michigan Superintendent To Expand Options for Taking Over Failing Schools

State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.

January 30, 2014

Newark Superintendent's Plans for District Spark Backlash

Newark is shaping up to be a major flash point for school reform in 2014 as opposition erupts to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plans to reorganize the district through closures, consolidations, and charter school expansion.

November 13, 2013

Educators Flunk the School Grading System in Indiana

Even though the A-F bipartisan panel has done an excellent job of wrestling with the difficult question of how to measure student growth against fixed standards, there are still fatal flaws in this system which determines winners and losers among schools, teachers, and students.

November 01, 2013

Friday Reading List: Budgets, Turnarounds, and Same-Sex Marriage

Happy Friday! While you dig into the Halloween candy, check out at these good reads.

August 27, 2013

State-Run District Proposed to Run Milwaukee Schools

Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.

August 26, 2013

Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Privatization of Prisons and Schools

Despite research showing that closing public schools does not improve test scores or graduation rates, the federal agenda has incentivized the privatization of schools with primary fall out on low-income communities of color.

August 22, 2013

New Virginia State-Run District Under Fire

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

August 21, 2013

Ex-Green Dot Official in L.A. Running for California Superintendent

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.

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