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Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester has died.
June 27, 2017 – AP
The worst-performing school district in South Carolina says in a lawsuit that the state education chief unconstitutionally seized control from the locally elected board in the state's latest takeover of the district.
June 21, 2017 – AP
It looks like the long-running and contentious legal fights over school financing in Kansas and in Washington state are coming to a head.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
States are putting a heavy emphasis on the role of districts in turning around their low-performing schools as they submit blueprints for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Enrollment in the Detroit Public Schools Community District is expected to rise by about 3,000 students for the 2017-18 school year, but that's only because the Education Achievement Authority is disbanding and its schools—and most of its students—are returning to the Detroit district.
June 15, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 9, 2017 – Education Week
School closures often affect poor students, African-American students, and rural communities like Hughes, Ark.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt is recommending that Fleming County, Robertson County and Caverna Independent public school districts exit the department's "state assistance" oversight because they’ve made improvements, according to the state board of education's June agenda.
June 1, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
As the federal role in schooling recedes, state education leaders will be key to driving equity, write Aspen's Ross Wiener and Danielle Gonzales.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Massive spending to secure a pro-charter majority on one city's school board could embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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