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Education Reset in Connecticut

Bridgeport school superintendent Paul Vallas wowed some in the education community when he passed a sweeping five-year plan to fix Connecticut's worst school district after being on the job for only three months.

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A Mississippi District Further Develops Goals

The Tupelo Public School District is working to develop concrete indicators to measure its progress toward district goals.

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Fla. Ed Commissioner Resigns Suddenly

Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson resigned unexpectedly Tuesday, saying that "living far away from my family" was too much of a challenge to continue as Florida's schools chief.

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End of an Era: Tests, Ratings that Defined N.C. Schools Come to Close

Fifteen years ago, North Carolina rolled out its first “ABCs of Public Education” report, ushering in an era when student test scores shaped the reputation of schools and the communities they serve.

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Md. County Executive Looks to Fill School ‘Leadership Gap,’ Ed Advisor Says

At public events and inside schools, William R. Hite Jr. has been the face of Prince George’s County Public Schools for nearly four years.

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Michigan District Begins Pay-to-Participate Program for Athletes

Steve Skelcy hopes for the best, because he knows how close the Saginaw Public Schools came to the worst.

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Proponents of School Choice in Maine Celebrate New Charters

While Gov. Paul LePage’s school choice legislation was stopped at the committee level in March, the four proponents of school choice who gathered at Fort Knox State Park on Tuesday said the fight isn’t over.

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An Ex-schools Boss in California Guilty of Money Scams

The former assistant superintendent of Woodside schools has pleaded no contest to misappropriating millions in public money and to billing another school district for his home remodeling work, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Orleans Parish Board Anticipate Local Control for More La. Schools

With the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, it seems possible -- just possible -- that the public schools in New Orleans that were swept into state hands after the storm may soon begin edging back toward local control.

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Ten Pa. Schools to Share $6.9M in Federal Funds For Reform

Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the award of $6.9 million in federal School Improvement Grants to 10 of Pennsylvania's lowest-performing schools.

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