Chicago is switching the assessment test used to determine eligibility for the district’s highly-competitive selective enrollment high schools. (Chicago Tribune)
The Treasurer of the Columbus City Schools (Columbus, Ohio) resigned unexpectedly on February 4th with little explanation. The School Board President says that Treasurer Penny Rucker was not pushed out of the job. (Columbus Dispatch)
In separate news, the Dispatch reports that most of the Columbus schools staff tied to a school data scandal have already retired or resigned. A state investigation released in late January accused the former Columbus Superintendent and other administrators of creating an illusion of strong academic performance. Four Principals have been suspended. (Columbus Dispatch)
At Forbes, contributor Nick Morrison summarizes “What We Can Learn from the Success of Shanghai’s Schools,” based on the report published by the National Center on Education and the Economy (PDF).
A Maricopa County superior court judge has ruled that Arizona cannot reclaim $5.9 million in excess funds that were erroneously provided to charter schools. (Arizona Daily Sun)