In the News

In the News

In the News

Harvey wreaks havoc on Houston schools

Aug 30, 2017

What young people often need in times of disaster, explains KIPP Houston superintendent Sehba Ali (TBA 2015-2017), is the structure, safety and nurturing that being at school provides.

Charting a better path for Oakland’s public schools

Aug 29, 2017

As GO Public Schools Executive Director Ash Solar (TBR 2009-2011) explains, Oakland’s public charter schools and traditional schools need to begin working together to better serve the city’s students.

Students begin classes in new Mastery Charter School building

Aug 23, 2017

As chief operating officer of Mastery Public Charter Schools, Joseph Ferguson (TBR 2004-2006) describes the energy generated by a new school facility opening in Camden, New Jersey.

A D.C. breakthrough as traditional public school students post gains on PARCC test

Aug 20, 2017

Antwan Wilson (TBA 2012-2014), chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, offers his take on unprecedented gains made by the students in his district, outpacing the city’s charter school sector for the first time.

An exciting school year begins

Aug 20, 2017

In an op-ed, Deborah Gist (TBA 2008), superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, outlines her priorities for the new school year.

Incoming Newark second graders make literacy gains over the summer

Aug 19, 2017

Chris Cerf (TBA 2004), superintendent of Newark Public Schools, describes the research behind and efforts made in the districts “Rising Second Grade” program.

Denver Public Schools posts record gains on latest state tests

Aug 18, 2017

Denver superintendent Tom Boasberg (TBA 2009) responds to the release of state assessment results for Denver students in reading and mathematics.

Meet the ‘homegrown’ superintendents from San Francisco and Oakland

Aug 16, 2017

Superintendent Vincent Matthews (TBA 2006) of San Francisco Unified School District joins a growing list of California superintendents who attended and worked in the schools they now lead.

It’s not just about going to college, but about global perspective & leaving Chicago

Aug 16, 2017

Matt Niksch (TBR 2009-2011), chief college officer of Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, discusses the need to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college.

Cost of living adjustment raises the ire of school officials

Aug 8, 2017

Ron Steiger (TBR 2005-2007), chief financial officer of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, discusses how a 2003 change to the Florida state school funding model has cost the district more than $1 billion.

Playlists alone don’t equal personalized learning

Aug 1, 2017

In this blog on EdSurge, Rupa Gupta (TBR 2012-2014) shares her experiences and lessons learned from supporting schools in their transition to personalized learning approaches.

School district introduces new method of identifying gifted students

Jul 22, 2017

To reduce bias in determining aptitudes and abilities of some students, Superintendent William Hite (TBA 2005) introduces a new method of identifying gifted students in The School District of Philadelphia.

Teachers offered 50% discount on houses offered at Detroit Land Bank auction

Jul 21, 2017

Detroit superintendent Nikolai Vitti (TBA 2016-2017) announces a new program to help attract teachers to the city’s public schools: the opportunity to buy a house at a 50 percent discount.

CMS calls Phase 1 of student assignment plan a success

Jul 19, 2017

Under the direction of Associate Superintendent of Student Assignment and School Choice Akeshia Craven-Howell (TBR 2006-2008), the first phase of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ plan to expand student diversity in the district’s magnet schools is deemed a success.

Redwood City school system launching nation’s first personalized learning teacher residency program

Jul 13, 2017

Summit Public Schools, led by Diane Tavenner (TBA 2014-2016), is pioneering a personalized learning residency to train new teachers.