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March 23, 2016

Investment in Nation's School Buildings Falls Woefully Short, Report Finds

A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.

March 03, 2016

Feds Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations at Nation's Oldest Public School

In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.

February 17, 2016

Poor Districts Shortchanged in New York State, Advocacy Groups Say

The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.

February 11, 2016

Superintendents' Annual Conference Stresses 'Leading For Excellence'

The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, kicks off its annual conference in Phoenix with sessions exploring the common standards, education equity, technology innovation, student well-being, and instructional leadership.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.

December 14, 2015

Feds, Newark, N.J., Schools Reach Agreement Over Civil Rights Complaints

Newark, N.J., schools have agreed to take a series of steps by the end of February to halt an ongoing federal investigation of possible civil rights violations in the district.

October 23, 2015

New Professional Standards For School Leaders Are Approved

The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved new standards for school leaders after a lengthy revision process.

October 07, 2015

Urban Leaders Focus on School Improvement at Annual Conference

The Council of the Great City Schools' annual conference for big-city district leaders will include discussions on education equity, principal pipelines, teacher effectiveness, and more.

October 01, 2015

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

September 14, 2015

Ferguson Commission: Schools Must Prioritize Whole-Child Issues, Equity

A 198-page report by the Ferguson Commission recommends a focus on whole-child issues like hunger and school discipline and an overhaul in how the state of the Missouri deals with unaccredited districts.

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