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Education How Little Rock Fits Into the National Landscape for State Takeovers of School Districts
Arkansas leaders voted to return Little Rock schools to control of a local board after a nearly five-year state takeover. States around the country have wrestled with when to take control of struggling schools, and when to give that control back.
Accountability School Quality a Critical Family Issue for Military
Concerns about local school systems can pose recruitment and retention hurdles for the armed services as they seek to meet the needs of military families.
States Rhode Island the Latest State to Plan a District Intervention
The move to assume broad powers over the Providence school system illustrates both the attraction and challenges of high-profile approaches to troubled or low-performing schools and districts.
Federal In Massachusetts, Voters Shun Expansion of Charters
The state will keep its status as one of the most restrictive states when it comes to the expansion of the charter school sector.
School & District Management Georgia Voters to Decide State's Role in Struggling Schools
A ballot measure would alter the state constitution to allow a special district to intervene in low-performing schools.
Every Student Succeeds Act New California Agency's Goal: Bolster Districts' Turnaround Role
Aiming to offer support and assistance for local leaders, rather than prescriptive formulas, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is open for business.
Law & Courts All New Orleans Schools Set to Return to Local Oversight
After more than 10 years under state authority, the city's public schools—most of them charters—will be supervised by the locally elected school board.
School & District Management Financial Crisis in Chicago's Schools Deepens Discord
The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
School & District Management How We Rebuilt New Orleans' Schools 'From Scratch'
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools.
School & District Management Video Videos: The Last Word on New Orleans’ Post-Katrina School System
Can New Orleans deliver a high-quality education for all children regardless of race and income?
School Choice & Charters Project The Re-Education of New Orleans: About This Project
Education Week reporters went to New Orleans and Houston to explore the evolution of the city’s unorthodox school system.