Cleveland's schools chief says the district's comprehensive reform plan adopted last year needs a chance to turn things around before state officials step in.
Teachers, activists, and community members gathered in Chicago this week to protest the district's plan to close dozens of schools.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation will announce the 2013 winner of the top urban education prize in Washington on Sept. 25.
A Colorado administrator is named assistant principal of the year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for his efforts at a troubled high school.
The Camden school district in New Jersey will be taken over by the state, making it the fourth district under state control.
Mayoral control, state-run school districts, and charter districts were all proposed as alternatives to traditional school governance structures at a panel focused on school governance here this week.
A new bill focused on asserting the autonomy of local school boards was introduced in the House of Representatives.
The Georgia Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of a Georgia law that allowed governor Nathan Deal to suspend six of the school board's nine members.
As many as 50 elementary schools in Chicago will close after this school year.
State K-12 chiefs from Idaho and Iowa tell U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that granting district-level waivers treads on state authority over public schools.