School & District Management Houston's Sweeping School Changes: Will They Be a Case Study—Or Cautionary Tale?
Houston's state-appointed superintendent has enacted an ambitious set of changes that affect nearly every part of the school day.
School & District Management Tulsa Maintains Accreditation, Averting State Control—For Now
But the district's school board president issued an unusual rebuke to Oklahoma's top education official.
States What California Gov. Newsom's Fight With a School District Says About Local Control
Newsom threatened to fine the Temecula Valley school board after it rejected a curriculum that mentioned gay rights leader Harvey Milk.
Federal Ron DeSantis Is Running for President. What Will That Mean for K-12 Schools?
DeSantis has solidified himself as a force on school policy. His campaign will likely influence the role education plays in the election.
Law & Courts Mask Mandate Lawsuits Reflect Bigger Battle: Do States or Local Districts Control Schools?
Some legal clarity is forming over whether governors may restrict school districts from enacting mask mandates to fight COVID-19.
States Mask Mandates Put 'Local Control' of Schools to the Test
Fights between states and school districts aren't new, but stark differences on masking present new tests.
Federal Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Push Clashes With His Past Calls for Local Control
The president's call for "pro-American" history classes doesn't mesh well with his 2017 executive order saying he would "preserve State and local control" over curriculum and instruction.
School Climate & Safety Opinion Arne Duncan: Reopening Schools Is a Local Decision, Not the President's
The Trump administration has completely failed to protect Americans and lead during the COVID-19 crisis, writes former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
School & District Management New Era of Local Control Begins for Schools in Newark, N.J.
After 22 years, Newark, N.J., residents have regained control of their schools.
States New Era of Local Control in Newark, N.J., After 22 Years
The state seized control of the city's struggling school system in 1995.
Education Funding California Gov. Brown Proposes $4 Billion Boost for Schools and More Local Control
In his last term in office, Gov. Jerry Brown wants to boost local officials' ability to improve schools and fully fund the state's funding formula two years ahead of schedule.
School & District Management Opinion Educating the 'Whole Child' Requires Courageous Leaders
Student achievement and educating the 'whole child' can be seen in actions schools take. For that, school leaders must have courage to lead away from hesitations.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Interviewing? Good Questions are Important. Careful Listening is Paramount.
Hiring is, arguably, the most important shared role of leaders and the governing body. It deserves and investment of time to listen openly and share perceptions and thoughts.