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June 24, 2014

Principals Have More Authority Than They Think, New Study Says

Researchers at the Center on Reinventing Public Education argue that while there are real policy barriers that hamper school improvement, principals imagine more roadblocks than there are.

June 18, 2014

Report Calls for Moratorium on Chicago School Closures

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.

June 16, 2014

Despite Questions, Kansas Education Board Approves Two 'Innovative Districts'

The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.

June 11, 2014

Study Makes Case for Mayoral and District Collaboration Instead of Takeovers

A study by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education outlines the pros and cons of mayoral involvement in school boards.

June 11, 2014

Updated Standards for Educational Leaders To Be Completed in October

The model standards for educational leaders, while voluntary, are used nationally to define roles and responsibilities, to guide preparation programs, and to help develop evaluations. They are being "refreshed" after a period of changes in the central office that have resulted from state and federal education policies.

June 10, 2014

Principals Need More Autonomy, Support From Central Office, Says Report

The George W. Bush Institute, New Leaders, and others outline the district conditions that are needed to create opportunities for well-trained principals to succeed.

June 09, 2014

Memphis-Shelby County Merger After One Year: A Report Card

A year after merging the Memphis district and the neighboring Shelby County schools, education leaders are struggling with several aspects of improving the consolidated system for the benefit of all students and families.

June 06, 2014

New Indianapolis Fellowships Could Provide Blueprint for K-12 Turnarounds

Paul Hill proposes ways for reformers to find and cultivate local talent while transforming failing schools system.

June 04, 2014

"Data Scrubbing" Investigation Expands in Ohio School Districts

The Ohio Department of Education will now review 2012-2013 student attendance data for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus school systems.

June 03, 2014

New Jersey May Loosen Control Over Newark and Paterson Schools

The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.

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