The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.
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A judge sentenced Byrd-Bennett to more than four years for her role in a more than $20 million kickback scheme while she was superintendent of the Chicago schools.
Joe Gothard, the superintendent of the nearby Burnsville-Egan-Savage school district, has been tapped to run the St. Paul school system.
The principal from Florida's Pinellas County district has apologized for suggesting a small number of white students in a predominately black school be placed in class together.
Nikolai Vitti has led the Duval County school district in Jacksonville, Fla., since 2012. While Detroit is a smaller district, the new job would bring Vitti closer to his roots.
The Buffalo School Board asked New York state education commissioner to remove Carl Paladino from the board for allegedly disclosing confidential information discussed in executive board sessions.
S. Dallas Dance has led the 112,000-student district, which is among the nation's 30 largest, since 2012.
The report on facilities use in the Indianapolis school district said the district could save more than $4 million annually by closing three of its seven high schools.
Announcement of Donna Hargens' resignation comes as the state of Kentucky is conducting a comprehensive audit of the district, which could lead to a state takeover.
Brad Currie, who co-founded the popular #Satchat on Twitter, was chosen as this year's National Assistant Principal of the Year.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the former CEO Chicago Public Schools, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for her role in steering more than $20 million in no-bid contracts to SUPES Academy.
While cooperation between traditional districts and charter schools has deepened in some cities, issues such as facilities, special education services, transportation, and politics remain points of contention between the two sectors in most places.
L. Earl Franks, who now serves as executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, will lead the National Association of Elementary School Principals, starting July 1.
eliminating Title II would hamper efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law that Congress approved in December 2015, education advocates say.