Paul Vallas did not complete a mandated leadership training program and must step down, a judge ruled.

Unaccredited districts and transfers in Missouri.

Prince George's County, Md., and Camden, N.J., have new school district leaders.

Districts supported by the GE Program saw student achievement gains in end-of-year state mathematics exams.

Rising transportation costs and continued tight budgets driving districts to use school bus fees to pay for transportation services.

Wake County has a new superintendent.

Gov. Tom Corbett says he is seeking help from the federal government on behalf of the financially strapped Philadelphia schools.

The judge overseeing the case expresses concerns over defendants' statements to state investigators.

Yesterday, the Obama administration released the comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts it had first promised after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

from Rules for Engagement blogger Nirvi Shah The Obama administration today released comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts (as well as some others customized to the needs of colleges and universities and houses of worship) that are meant to help school emergency planners create new plans, or revise existing plans, for how to respond in an array of crisis situations. The guides are the first of their kind to be jointly written by four federal agencies—the U.S. departments of Education, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services. According to a press release, the guides "incorporate lessons learned...

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