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An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.


The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.


New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.


Susan Jordan, the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, allegedly pushed several students out of the way before she was struck and killed by a bus outside of her school.


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal would offer comprehensive benefits to all children and young adults who may have come into contact with lead in the water


The four companies announced that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to Flint schools for the rest of the calendar year as the city continues to deal with the fallout of lead-contaminated tap water.


Many Detroit teachers say they have no other way to force action as the district spirals into financial insolvency.


The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.


News of 227 layoffs follows a proposal from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to take over the financially strapped school system.


Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.


Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.


The district wants to court to bar teachers from staging sick-outs. Teacher sick-outs have caused several dozens schools to close in recent months.


The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.


Coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, shed light on code violations, dead vermin, and problems with heating and cooling systems.


A new Bain & Company report finds that districts need to be more strategic about how they deploy leadership talent in schools and recommends adopting a distributed leadership model.


The Minneapolis school board picked Sergio Paez as the new superintendent in December. Paez's candidacy was derailed after the publication of a report by a Massachusetts advocacy group that alleged that some special education students had been mistreated at a school in Paez's former district.


King becomes the first woman in more than 80 years, and the first African-American woman, to lead the nation's second-largest school district.


The lawsuit, filed in December 2014 by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleges that the at-large voting system dilutes the African-American vote.


The coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, began in November as teachers continue to voice their displeasure with pay, benefits, and class sizes.


A state budget impasse has forced school districts to borrow nearly $1 billion since last July.


Research has tied low levels of lead in blood to learning disabilities, poor classroom performance, impaired growth, and even hearing loss.


A new report brief from the New York City's Independent Budget Office says that students who attended schools that were being phased-out were more likely to graduate with a local diploma, which is less rigorous than the state's Regents diploma.


The survey also reveals that most superintendents believe that measuring the success of schools should include factors such as student engagement and student hope.


A report by the North Carolina state auditor says that Joseph Davis misspent or did not provide the necessary documentation to support thousands of dollars in expenditures while serving as superintendent of Washington County Schools.


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