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July 16, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Names New Leaders for Chicago Schools

The new leadership team comes to a district facing a host of financial challenges, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit in the upcoming school year.

July 08, 2015

Chris Cerf Appointed New Superintendent of Newark Public Schools

Cerf, a former New Jersey Education Commissioner, will help lay the groundwork to return the district to local governance by the end of the next school year.

June 24, 2015

Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.

June 04, 2015

How Can Arts Education Be Promoted More Effectively?

Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan respond to readers comments on the importance of advocating for arts in education, adding their own questions about why the arts aren't seen as a greater priority in schools.

June 02, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Appoints New Members to Chicago School Board

The new appointments come on the heels of the resignation of the schools chief amid an ongoing federal investigation into a no-bid contract awarded by the school board.

June 01, 2015

Mass. Taps Former Boston and Chicago Administrator to Run Holyoke District

Stephen K. Zrike, Jr., the superintendent of the Wakefield, Mass., schools, will work with the state to turn around the chronically underperforming district in Holyoke.

May 20, 2015

Philadelphia Voters Approve Measure in Favor of Elected School Board

Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.

April 30, 2015

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder Creates New 'District' to Oversee Detroit Schools

The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.

April 15, 2015

Los Angeles District Approves Plans For Two Girls-Only Schools

One school, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, will focus on STEM to increase the number of girls who take those classes and participate in STEM careers.

April 10, 2015

Leadership Groups Urge Congress to Expand Access to Early Education

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act should reflect a "strong commitment to the nation's young learners," leaders from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and National Association of State Boards of Education say.

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