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In historic move, Orleans Parish School Board names Avis Williams as next schools superintendent
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Mar 31, 6:02 AM: After a monthslong, nationwide search, the Orleans Parish School Board has selected Avis Williams to be the next leader of New Orleans public schools. The board will now enter contract negotiations with Williams and plans to make >
Opinion: Memo to LAUSD’s new chief: Focus on results for students, families
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Mar 29, 6:25 AM: Alberto Carvalho, the new Los Angeles schools chief, will soon announce bold reforms to lift children and families. Hopes run high as schools return to a taste of pre-pandemic normalcy after two years of shuttered classrooms and >
Denver board votes to limit school autonomy, bolster teacher job protections
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Mar 28, 6:23 AM: In a split vote, the Denver school board approved a controversial proposal late Thursday that will limit some schools’ autonomy in an effort to shore up teacher job protections.
Philly’s $3.9 billion school budget approved to immediate backlash
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Mar 25, 8:11 AM: Steep enrollment drops and a re-allocation of resources are driving smaller budgets at some schools; school leaders say the cuts would be disastrous.
Public school parent: Choice and specialty schools should be inclusive, not exclusive
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Mar 25, 8:07 AM: Savannah-Chatham school district has placed too many barriers to access for choice programs and specialty schools for students with academic and behavioral challenges.
Croydon residents file petition in favor of original $1.7 million school budget
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Mar 24, 7:56 AM: The board also said it plans to consider the use of “learning pods”, sometimes referred to as “micro schools”, a contracted program which provides individualized instruction to learning groups of approximately five to 10 >
Here are the three finalists for New Orleans public schools superintendent
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Mar 23, 6:06 AM: After more than four hours of private discussion, the Orleans Parish School Board picked three finalists Tuesday night for superintendent of schools: Marshall Tuck, Avis Williams and André Wright.
Are Philly schools’ 2022-23 budgets a ‘massacre’ or advancing equity?
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Mar 23, 5:54 AM: Some schools will lose multiple positions next year, and the principals' union is furious. But the district says it's a re-allocation of resources and a $170 million budget increase.
JCPS envisions streamlined ‘choice zones’ in student assignment proposal
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Mar 23, 5:12 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools unveiled a proposed overhaul of its complex student assignment plan, which aims to deliver more options for families in and near west Louisville.
Meet the finalists: What Philly’s 3 superintendent hopefuls said during their job interviews
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Mar 17, 8:41 AM: When it comes to charter schools, Davis said he is “not necessarily pro-charter or anti-charter,” but instead “pro-good school and anti-school that isn’t welcoming, safe, and challenging to students.” He added that charter schools >
Waiting for a new superintendent is the wrong approach to fixing Philly schools | Opinion
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Mar 8, 10:48 AM: The Philadelphia Board of Education is winding down its search for a new superintendent as the 10-year tenure of Superintendent William Hite nears its end. The people of Philadelphia, naturally, are pinning their hopes on the >
A record 128 Missouri school districts — 25 percent — switch to four-day weeks
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Mar 7, 7:42 AM: Marshfield is one of at least nine Missouri school districts planning to switch to a four-day week this fall. Together, they will push the total number of districts on a truncated schedule to a record 128 — 25 percent of the >
Editorial: Take it to the Banks: NYC’s new schools chancellor lays out a compelling vision
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Mar 3, 8:56 AM: In an address from Tweed Courthouse, Chancellor David Banks offered his most detailed vision yet of where he hopes to lead New York City’s sprawling public school system. These were heartening words indeed.
Retention rates for New York City public schools rose a bit during the pandemic.
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Mar 2, 10:19 AM: Student retention in New York City schools, the nation’s largest public school system, has risen slightly since the pandemic began, according to a report released on Tuesday. But data in the report suggests that enrollment of new >
San Diego superintendent finalists vow to prioritize equity, closing opportunity gaps for students
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Feb 28, 9:25 AM: San Diego Unified’s two superintendent finalists said schools have not done enough to serve the most disadvantaged children and outlined at a public forum Saturday the strategies they would deploy, ranging from grow-your-own >
Supt. Alberto Carvalho plans academies, sets new COVID rules
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Feb 25, 9:54 AM: Los Angeles schools Supt. Alberto Carvalho said Thursday he plans to prioritize the academic recovery needs of students — including year-round learning opportunities — and is devising a set of protocols to scale down costly >
Wisconsin Legislature takes up plan to break up Milwaukee Public Schools district
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Feb 17, 7:10 AM: Republican lawmakers in the Wisconsin Legislature defended their plan to break the state's largest school district into between four and eight smaller districts at a Wednesday hearing.
Alberto Carvalho begins new role as Los Angeles Unified’s superintendent
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Feb 14, 9:54 AM: Los Angeles Unified School District’s new superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, begins his new position Monday, following a 13-year tenure at Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Chicago Public Schools parents seek post-Labor Day start and ‘traditional summer break’
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Feb 11, 10:26 AM: "The chaos and conflict of the past year, much of which was pandemic induced, means that our kids need the traditional summer break,” the group said on a Change.org petition that was started Thursday and had gained just a few dozen >
Montgomery County votes to hire its first Black woman as superintendent
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Feb 9, 9:37 AM: Montgomery County voted to hire its first woman as schools superintendent — an African American educator who was a leader during the pandemic — a milestone in Maryland’s largest school system and another marker of its >

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