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February 24, 2015

Education Is a Key Factor in Chicago Mayor's Race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.

February 20, 2015

Report Recommends Elected School Board for Chicago

A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.

February 06, 2015

California Lawmaker Wants to Cap Hefty Payouts for Departing District Leaders

State law caps severance payments at 18 months, but many districts are now using the 18-month cap as the norm.

February 03, 2015

Bringing Charter School Control Closer to Constituents

Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan debate the merits of public vs. private control of schools. What can democratic systems teach us about school governance?

January 29, 2015

California Districts File Claim for Additional Funds to Cover State Testing

Four districts and one county education office in California say the state must provide more financial aid to local K-12 agencies to help them implement state assessments.

January 06, 2015

Louisiana School Board Member's Bribery Conviction Upheld

A federal appeals court upheld the bribery conviction of a board member who had demanded money from a candidate for district superintendent.

December 23, 2014

Law Firms File Request on Behalf of Special Ed. Students in York City, Pa. Case

A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 14, 2014

The Virtue of Reinventing the Wheel

One path to education innovation may be the reinvent-the-wheel approach. Because the wheel can be reinvented.

December 10, 2014

Ohio to Give Local Districts Discretion Over Staffing for Art, Music and Gym

The vote this week by the state's Board of Education gets rid of a state requirement and leaves decisions about staffing in those areas up to the local school districts.

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