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Some 73 district secessions—out of 120 attempts—have occurred since 2000, and 10 of those have taken place over the past two years, according to an EdBuild report.
It’s no secret that the United States—once the leader in public education—has slipped well below a number of other countries in performance and outcomes. The problem, says Marc Tucker, president […]
Ferebee served previously as superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, where he oversaw Hispanic and black graduation rates surpass the district average—with the latter breaking the state average.
K-12 districts have been finding success when offering activities that allow parents to learn alongside their children.
Five years ago, the lack of diversification in the gifted and talented program in Minnesota’s Mankato Area Public Schools illustrated a nationwide problem. African-American, Native American, Latino and low-income students […]
The two words, “these kids,” frustrate Superintendent Carla Santorno more than any other phrase. It’s used by some educators as a kind of secret code and a flimsy excuse for academic failure among marginalized students, she says.
All students benefit when K12 districts can build a diverse group of educators
The digital transformation of a school district requires leadership, vision and the right tools. But too often, these efforts are limited in effectiveness because not all students have equal access […]
In his first year as superintendent, Manny Caulk opened the new grant-funded office, created academic excellence strategies, redesigned high schools and launched a volunteer campaign.
A recent report conducted by NWEA finds that high poverty—while linked to low achievement—does not generally equate to low growth.
Districts have been installing laundry facilities at schools in low-income neighborhoods, giving students one less reason to miss class. Many at-risk students from low-income homes often do not have regular […]
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