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Michigan School Board Deadlocked Over Charter Expansion

An unusually divided state Board of Education couldn't agree Tuesday on how to advise the Michigan Legislature on a package of bills that would allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide, among other changes.

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Search for Alabama School Head Down to 4 Candidates

The Alabama State Board of Education has narrowed its choices for the next state schools superintendent down to four. On Tuesday they selected the four from a pool of applicants whose size disappointed some board members.

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Mississippi Schools: Appoint Superintendents

There is one major education reform in Mississippi that could be accomplished easily and would not cost anything - requiring that all school superintendents be appointed.

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The 11th Annual Salary Survey: They Work Hard for the Money

While CEOs in the private sector are raking in millions, school superintendents in 2011 are having to defend their earnings.

Smith Tackles Oakland Unified

Anthony "Tony" Smith takes on the "awesome responsibility" of leading the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District.

Small Town Superintendent Rouses Supporters at SOS March

Why John Kuhn, superintendent of Perrin-Whitt (Texas) School District stood up for teachers.

Encouraging Reading from the Top-Down

To encourage curiosity in reading among students, Superintendent Edythe Austermuhl mingles with students in their classrooms, hold informal book talks, and find new readings.

A Prophet for School Leaders

William Mayes, executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators and the president of the Association of State Executives

Bright Ideas

Planning new initiatives in the summertime.

Look, Listen, Learn

Advice for new superintendents about to start their jobs.