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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.

April 12, 2012

Las Vegas 'Worst Case' Budget Could Result In Hundreds of Jobs Lost

The district leadership is pressing for a salary freeze from its teachers' union.

March 19, 2012

Ed. Department Solicits Ideas for District Race to Top Competition

The $550 million competition will allow direct federal support to districts working to improve their academic performance.

February 27, 2012

Mich. Governor Signs Emergency Legislation For Struggling District

The Highland Park district near Detroit is operating with a $11 million deficit, and may be placed under state control.

February 24, 2012

Dallas Eases Residency Requirement for Top Officials

The school board says that some top officials will no longer be required to live within the boundaries of the 157,000-student Texas district.

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