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August 28, 2015

Fate of New Albuquerque Superintendent Remains Uncertain

The school board is mulling its new superintendent's future following revelations that one of his hires faced child sex abuse charges.

August 27, 2015

Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.

August 21, 2015

Vermont School Districts Urged to Consider Consolidation

Faced with declining student enrollment, high property taxes, and new state incentives, Vermont school districts are studying school mergers.

August 20, 2015

School Board Members at Center of AP History Flap Are Target of Recall Effort

A group of parents and teachers are targeting three Jefferson County., Colo., school board members who pushed to review the AP U.S. History curriculum, which sparked widespread student protests last year.

August 13, 2015

N.Y. State Picks Ex-NYC Chief Walcott as Monitor of East Ramapo Schools

A report released last year found fiscal mismanagement and governance issues in the East Ramapo school district and said that the board appeared to favor private schools over public schools.

August 12, 2015

Elected Board Urges Innovation in Denver

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is a district worth watching because they have the best and most aggressive elected school board in the country. The board is seeking to dramatically accelerate the progress they've made by investing more in what is working and embracing innovation. One way DPS is succeeding is by launching an internal innovation incubator.

August 11, 2015

Wisconsin Principals Tell Scott Walker His Policies Are Hurting Local School Districts

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Walker last month arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have the resources and support to provide what they should to students.

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.

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