Another week chock-full of news and views related to the nation's school districts. Check out this amazing story on a $57 million scam that a former Detroit schools executive is accused of carrying out. The FBI is investigating, and the district has sued the former risk management director for his alleged leadership of the scam. School districts are trying to figure out how to maintain socioeconomic and racial diversity without running into legal landmines. Five school districts received bragging rights yesterday when they were named Broad Prize finalists. Hawaii, which has a statewide school district, will end Friday furloughs agreed ...
The finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education were announced this morning. The Broad Prize is the largest award in the nation for urban school districts.
With the school board election in Kansas City just days away, some are >wondering if the slate of board members to be voted on Tuesday will mean a reversal of the major transformations underway.
A former top aide to Arne Duncan has resigned over a scandal involving VIP access to the Chicago's top high schools.
NYC has to go back to the drawing board, after a judge says the district violated state law in closing 19 schools without real community participation.
A look at news and views from the nation's school districts.
The education secretary's role in students gaining access to selective Chicago high schools has been questioned.
Detroit's public school system is tearing down 10 vacant schools this spring and summer in an effort to help clean up neighborhoods and reduce crime.
Newark, N.J.'s schools have partnered with a national union to develop "data rooms" that will help teachers focus on continuous improvement.
The Obama Administration's regulations for turning around low-performing schools, embedded in federal school-improvement grants, could force the firing of principals making progress in those schools and make recruiting turnaround leaders even harder, urban superintendents told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a Sunday luncheon. Each of the options the Education Department gives school districts under the regulations requires replacing the principal if that principal has been at a school in the bottom 5 percent of performance for more than two years. San Francisco schools superintendent Carlos Garcia voiced the frustrations of many in the room, asking Duncan why ...