A recent study in Texas found that consolidating some of the state's largest school districts would raise the costs of education and decrease student performance.
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October 10, 2014
October 08, 2014
Candidates hail from Canada to Florida. The majority have been superintendents, and the group is predominantly male.
October 06, 2014
The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.
September 15, 2014
The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.
September 08, 2014
The state's takeover of the struggling St. Louis-area district was meant to staunch the flow of students to other districts, but a local court ruling is allowing the transfers to continue.
August 27, 2014
The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.
August 13, 2014
A new report from the Fordham Institute shows that between 1970 and 2010 non-teaching staff—a category that includes teacher aides, counselors, school psychologists, transportation workers, and nurses—grew by 130 percent, with teacher aides leading the pack.
August 04, 2014
Washoe County Superintendent Pedro Martinez is suing the school board and district after he was unexpectedly fired last month and then told to return to the job a week later.
July 22, 2014
The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.
July 07, 2014
The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.