Education news, analysis, and opinion about urban education and urban schools
School & District Management Leading a City School District Is Tough. A New Program Aims to Ease the Way
Its creators hope to drive down big-city superintendent turnover by preparing candidates for the stresses of leadership.
Student Achievement With NAEP Scores in Hand, Schools Double Down on ‘Urgent’ Recovery Efforts
Results for large districts were unsurprising, leaders say, but reinforce the need for long-term investments.
Recruitment & Retention Can Cushy Perks Keep Superintendents From Quitting?
Recent contracts aim to keep big-city superintendents with provisions like eye-popping salaries, sabbaticals, and retirement contributions.
School & District Management Interactive Masks, Vaccines & Testing: How the Biggest City School Districts Operated in Fall 2021
Education Week tracked COVID-19 protocols for some of America’s largest school districts at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
School & District Management The Fastest-Improving City School Districts Aren't the Ones You Might Expect
An analysis of how much city districts are overcoming their demographic odds reveals some surprising success stories as well as others where progress is slipping.
School & District Management Interactive In-Person or Remote Learning: How the Biggest City School Districts Are Operating
Track how 75 of the largest school districts were providing learning to students in 2021 in the COVID-19 pandemic.
School & District Management Race and Schools Are at the Core of Trump's 'Suburban Lifestyle Dream'
The president’s supposed suburban ideal draws attention to the ongoing debate about how housing and schools are inextricably linked. What does the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” have to do with education?
School & District Management As Districts Seek Revenue Due to Pandemic, Black Homeowners May Feel the Biggest Hit
New research redoubles attention to the property tax burden on Black communities as recession-slammed districts look to make up for slumping income and sales taxes.
Student Well-Being Open Enrollment Has Drained One District. It's Looking to Dissolve
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
School & District Management Education Issues Resonate in Governors' Races
This year's November elections—a preview to next year's nationwide showdowns—cast their own spotlight on education, a dynamic that played out most prominently in the Kentucky governor's race, where teachers organized to unseat a combative incumbent who'd sparred with them.
Equity & Diversity Study: Black Gentrifiers May Be More Likely to Send Children to Neighborhood Schools
A new study of gentrification's effects on neighborhood schools finds differing impacts based on the race and ethnicity of the new families moving in.
School & District Management Total Dysfunction in Providence, R.I., Schools? Here's Some Context You Need to Know
A report outlines a horrifically low level of achievement in the district—and most of the contributing factors were open secrets.
School & District Management There Is Rampant Distrust in Education. Here's How to Fix That
Is it possible to replace a culture of long-simmering distrust? Only if education leaders make some serious changes, writes Katherine Schultz.