leadership

Thirteen Oakland (Calif.) Schools to Lose Teachers, Report Says

This year, 14 teachers are being moved to other schools, a process known as "consolidation," because fewer students enrolled in a particular school than the district expected, the Oakland school district has reported.

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Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Defeat Charter School Measure

Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.

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An Extraordinary Attempt to Stop a School Board Candidate

In Santa Clara County, school board races are ordinarily slumber fests. So it was more than a little unusual to see an ad in the Santa Clara Weekly recently that pleaded with voters not to choose a candidate for the Santa Clara Unified School board, Christopher Stampolis.

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Microsoft Helps to Boost Technology Education

The Association for Computing Machinery projects an increase of about 150,000 computer jobs every year for the next 15 years or more. To help bridge the gap between the need for qualified workers in software, programming, systems analysis, and other areas, and the number of available people, Microsoft is chipping in with money and volunteers, by asking company employees to commit to teaching computer science in a high school for at least one year.

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ALAS Summit on Hispanic Education, October 10-13, Miami, Fla.

From global competition and school funding to accountability and leadership, the waves of change impacting education are affecting us all. We can either be drowned by those waves or we can learn to surf; and what better place to start than here and now in Miami, at ALAS, among some of education's most talented and dynamic leaders.

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ALAS Summit on Hispanic Education, October 10-13, Miami, Fla.

From global competition and school funding to accountability and leadership, the waves of change impacting education are affecting us all. We can either be drowned by those waves or we can learn to surf; and what better place to start than here and now in Miami, at ALAS, among some of education's most talented and dynamic leaders.

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Several Midstate School Districts Have Leadership Changes

Baby boomers are aging out of education jobs in large numbers, and school superintendents are no exception, said Jim Buckheight, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, which focuses on superintendents. As a result, four new superintendents and at least eight new principals greeted students this school year. It’s not an unusually high number, say two statewide groups for superintendents and principals.

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Oklahoma Superintendents Reject A through F Grading System

In a strong show of support for public schools statewide, more than 80 school superintendents came together in Oklahoma City to protest Oklahoma’s new A through F grading system designed to hold schools accountable for education.

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S.C. School District Leader Asks Absentee Students to Come Back

Forty volunteers, including the leader of an Orangeburg, S.C. school district, knocked on doors as they tried to get students who haven't gone to class this school year to return to their studies.

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Clayton County (Ga.): Do School Boards Work Anymore?

Did we learn anything from Clayton’s earlier woes or does the latest friction point to the larger problem of having citizens run school systems?

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