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Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.


The 48 districts said the state has miscalculated state aid for about 22 years and that the mistake has cost disadvantaged districts million of dollars.


The Chicago Teachers Union has called the impending walkout a "day of action" The union called for the labor action after the school district announced three furlough days.


A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.


The superintendents of Palm Beach County, Brevard County, and Orange County schools in Florida as well as those of Denver, Newark, N.J., and Oakland, Calif., were announced as new members of Chiefs for Change.


The city plans to install dispensers in the bathrooms of 25 middle and high schools, which will provide girls with access to free tampons and pads.


Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton school district since 2011.


Superintendent William Hite has said that he wants to hire a nurse and counselor in every school. That plan depends on state funding.


A select number of universities will partner with up to three school districts and with leading principal-preparation programs to improve the training they provide for school leaders.


The school district shut off drinking water fountains at 30 schools last week after tests showed elevated levels of lead in drinking water in those buildings.


Districts are dipping into reserves, cutting programs, and borrowing huge sums of money to stay afloat during the Pennsylvania budget impasse, according to the state's school boards association.


The Chicago School District says former superintendent Barbara Byrd-Bennett and associates with SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates conspired to defraud the school district and stole money from city's school children.


The Chicago district has advised principals to keep minimum balances in their school accounts as the cash-strapped district tries to grow its savings, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.


The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is asking the Commonwealth Court to force the state to immediately pay districts money that was due to them on Feb. 25.


State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings


About 300 test samples were taken in 30 buildings, and lead levels exceeding federal guidelines were found in 59 samples, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said.


The districts in Clark County, Nev.; Denver, Fort Worth, Texas; Guilford County; N.C.; Milwaukee; and Shelby County, Tenn., will be part of the specially collected NAEP results in select urban districts.


Alycia Meriweather will oversee all academics in Detroit, historically one of the nation's lowest performing. A former middle school science teacher, Meriweather began her career in the district 20 years ago.


The district's decision to unilaterally furlough employees for three days "all but assures" that teachers will walk off the job on April 1, the union says.


Darnell Earley faced mounting criticism in the role, with teachers staging coordinated sick-outs in December and January to protest the district's decaying buildings, large class sizes, and declining pay and benefits.


A bill that would allow Chicagoans to elect local school board members passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday by a 110-4 vote.


In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.


The money will open more Head Start classrooms,provide transportation for families who need to visit doctors, and add more parent education activities and staff training relevant to lead poisoning.​


A new report from Teachers College, Columbia University suggests that more communities are paying attention to cross-sector partnerships in their education improvement efforts.


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