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August 04, 2015

Ohio School Districts Band Together To Demand More Local Control

About 40 Ohio school districts formed an advocacy group to push back against an "avalanche" of federal and state policies.

July 15, 2015

A Decade After Katrina, Children Remain Vulnerable in Disaster Response

A report by Save the Children finds that most of the recommendations made after Hurricane Katrina to protect children in disasters have not been followed.

June 12, 2015

Another Year, Another Round of Calls for Newark Superintendent's Removal

The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.

June 08, 2015

Funding for High-Poverty Districts Falls Short, New Reports Contend

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.

May 21, 2015

Wisconsin Plan Would Allow Takeover of Poor-Performing Milwaukee Schools

The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.

May 11, 2015

New School Leaders' Standards Emphasize Instruction, Culture and Managing Talent

The draft policy standards, which were released on Monday for a second round of public comment, apply to school leaders, including principals, teacher-leaders and superintendents.

April 02, 2015

Funding Cuts Force Kansas Districts to End School Year Early

Officials in the Concordia and Twin Valley school districts say that they will close early this year because of financial constraints caused by changes to the state's school funding formula.

March 31, 2015

Nevada Bill Could Break Up Clark County, Nev., District Into Smaller Ones

In his State of the State address earlier this year, Gov. Brian Sandoval said he supported breaking up large county school districts and consolidating smaller ones.

February 12, 2015

Missouri Transfer Bill May Allow Students to Attend Charter and Virtual Schools

Under a measure approved by Missouri's Senate education committee this week, students from "unaccredited" schools could transfer to "accredited" schools in the district or, if no seats are available, attend charter or virtual schools.

February 06, 2015

California Lawmaker Wants to Cap Hefty Payouts for Departing District Leaders

State law caps severance payments at 18 months, but many districts are now using the 18-month cap as the norm.

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