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February 02, 2016

Amid Controversy, Detroit Schools Emergency Manager to Resign

Public assessment of Darnell Earley's job performance has tanked, with groups ranging from the city's teachers union to state lawmakers calling for his ouster.

January 26, 2016

Glitch in Student 'Growth' Scores Causes New York to Redo Principal Evaluations

The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.

January 14, 2016

Study Raises Questions About State Takeovers of Urban School Districts

The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.

January 08, 2016

Pennsylvania School Boards Association Sues the State, Legislature to Fund K-12

A state budget impasse has forced school districts to borrow nearly $1 billion since last July.

December 10, 2015

Some Penn. Districts May Not Open After Christmas Due to State Budget Impasse

As budget talks drag on in the state capital, two Pennsylvania school districts say they may extend the Christmas break because they are running out of money.

December 10, 2015

Teacher Sickout Closes at Least Seven Detroit Schools

A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.

November 03, 2015

Tenn. Appoints New Leader for State-Run Turnaround District

Malika Anderson, the Achievement School District's current deputy superintendent, is a graduate of the Broad Foundation's Residency in Urban Education.

October 28, 2015

Is a Local School Board in Philadelphia's Future?

Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.

October 12, 2015

California Bans Public Schools From Using 'Redskins' For Teams and Mascots

The new law, which takes into effect on Jan. 1 of next year, makes California the first state in the nation to ban public schools from using the term.

October 07, 2015

New Jersey Education Officials Loosen Grip on State-Controlled District

The state took over Jersey City's school district in 1989, citing "total educational failure."

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