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August 21, 2012

Indiana Districts Working Hard to Retain Students

Faced with competition from vouchers and charter schools, school districts in Indiana and around the country are marketing their educational offerings.

July 27, 2012

Consulting Group Praises 'Value-Based Approach' in District Budgeting

The Boston Consulting Group, which has worked with districts and states around the country, suggests that cash-strapped school systems need to make cuts with an eye towards getting the most out of budget dollars.

July 25, 2012

Four National Leaders Join Broad Center Leadership Group

The four will serve on the board of directors of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, joining 12 other members.

July 23, 2012

Birmingham, Ala. Schools Spiral Into Disarray

After the school board attempted to fire its superintendent, the Alabama schools chief said he or a designee will run board meetings for the time being.

July 12, 2012

ACLU of Michigan Files Complaint Against District

The 970-student Highland Park district has failed in its responsibility to teach its students to read, the organization contends.

June 21, 2012

Urban Districts Promote Pact on Common-Core Materials

A group of more than 20 districts have agreed to use a set of shared "publishers' criteria" when selecting language arts and literacy textbooks and other teaching materials.

June 18, 2012

Kansas City Drops Standards-Based Education Reform

The district had been grouping students by ability instead of by grade level in 10 schools, but leaders say they now need to focus on regaining accreditation in the struggling Missouri district.

June 04, 2012

Massachusetts Develops Turnaround Plan for Lawrence District

The struggling school system is now under an improvement plan that includes partnerships with high-performing charter schools.

May 31, 2012

Survey of Pennsylvania District Leaders Finds Plans for More Cuts

Flat tax revenues and no increase in state funding means that Pennsylvania districts will have to continue to reduce services for students, according to a study by Pennsylvania education organizations.

May 23, 2012

Review Turns up Faulty Data on Two More 'Best High Schools'

The U.S. News and World Report "Best High Schools" rankings use federal data in part to evaluate schools, but some of that information has been shown to be inaccurate.

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