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Chicago is staggering the start of the school day in a move it hopes will cut $13.5 million in transportation costs.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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


The nation's fifth-largest school district, which started the year searching for about 2,600 teachers, is turning to retirees to fill critical positions in elementary schools.


The Burlington Community School District plans to outfit administrators with wearable video cameras, which can be used to record private meetings involving administrators, parents, and students.


The two-minute videos feature school superintendents discussing new practices to develop leaders and manage career paths more intentionally.


Atlanta schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen says district employees must be able to report possible wrongdoing without risking retaliation.


In the year that Jill Levine, the principal of Normal Park Museum Magnet School in Chattanooga, Tenn., spent as the Department of Education's full-time principal ambassador fellow, the department has been hailed for increasing its focus on school leadership.


Cerf, a former New Jersey Education Commissioner, will help lay the groundwork to return the district to local governance by the end of the next school year.


The funds will go toward programs supporting "READ! by 4th," a citywide campaign to have all of the city's children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.


The cash-strapped district had sought an extension from the state to make the payments, arguing that it could not do so in full without impacting the classrooms.


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