'Technical Issues' Delay Pay for Detroit School Employees

A district spokeswoman said the delay was not related to whether the district had enough money to cover payroll.


Cost of School Supplies Could Hit Families Hard This School Year, Survey Finds

The new Backpack Index from Huntington Bank shows how a rise in estimated costs for school supplies could hurt low income families.


New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña Gives Herself a B+

Carmen Fariña reflected on her first full-year leading the nation's largest public school system.


Former Fairfax, Va., and Boston Superintendent Dies at Age 80

Robert "Bud" Spillane led two of the nation's largest school district, and is credited with rescuing one from the brink of disaster and pushing another to new heights.


Judge Rules Against Mississippi Districts in School Funding Lawsuit

The 21 districts, represented by former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, had argued that the state funding formula had deprived them of $240 million over the last six years. They plan to appeal.


Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.


Leader of Tennessee's State-Run School District to Resign

Citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership, Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic says he's "leaving confident that Tennessee's schools are better off today than when we began."


Rahm Emanuel Names New Leaders for Chicago Schools

The new leadership team comes to a district facing a host of financial challenges, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit in the upcoming school year.


A New Leader for Embattled Chicago Public Schools?

Reports say that Forrest Claypool, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief-of-staff and former head of the city's transit authority, will be appointed as CEO of the nation's third-largest school system.


A Decade After Katrina, Children Remain Vulnerable in Disaster Response

A report by Save the Children finds that most of the recommendations made after Hurricane Katrina to protect children in disasters have not been followed.


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