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New Directions for Special Ed

Mainstreaming, population shifts, early intervention and budget cuts create challenges and opportunities for district leaders.

Failure Is Not an Option in Mansfield (Texas) ISD

Failure Is Not an Option is not just the title of a best-selling book; it's a mantra for many high-performing districts.

New Books

Recommended reading for district leaders.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Gets a Boost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will be expanding the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Turnaround Principals

New training models have emerged for preparing school leaders to transform low-achieving schools.

City Connects to Students

Boston Public Schools is seeing the results of City Connects (CCNX)—its intervention, prevention and enrichment program that works with teachers to pair students with community-based services.

The Cradle-to-Career Solution

Providing a birth-to-employment education can stop students from falling through the cracks.

Experience Necessary

This issue highlights how difficult it can be to match leaders with districts, but also how wonderful it can be when those matches result in positive changes.

School Improvement Grants—Two Years Later

A nationwide survey of forty-two states and the District of Columbia examined how states are using the $3.5 billion in School Improvement Grants.

Memphis City Schools Will Merge After a Landmark Vote

Memphis (Tenn.) City Schools will forfeit its charter after a landmark vote in the city on March 8 mandated the district allow Shelby County—its neighboring suburban district—to regain control of its school system.

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