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The storm has damaged schools and displaced thousands of students throughout Texas, and many officials say they'll be feeling the impact of the storm for months to come.

Determining the full extent of the damage will take weeks, if not months, as will determining how many students are ultimately displaced and where they end up.

Free lunch and transportation back to their home school are among the rights and services afforded students displaced by the devastating storm, all of which could put extra weight on local districts.

Catastrophic flooding and heavy rains led the nation's sixth-largest school district and several others to announce their closure for the rest of the week.

Through a pilot program with the city, the Philadelphia school district will add social workers at 22 schools, with the goal of some day expanding the program to all schools.

Joseph Davis has been superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant school district since 2015.

The Council of the Great City Schools represents nearly 70 of the nation's largest school districts—about 7.3 million students, the majority of whom are Hispanic and African-American.

Carl Paladino had made derogatory comments about former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The Buffalo school board asked New York state education commissioner to remove him for disclosing confidential information.

The assistant principal wrote a children's book featuring Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that has been adopted by the alt-right.

Former Atlanta educators Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson appealed their convictions on racketeering charges in connection to the widespread cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Lawyers representing the black families opposed to the split, argued that the decision could lead to resegregation of a district with a history of intentionally separating white and black students.

The latest federal survey of the nation's K-12 principals shows that people in the career work long hours, the majority of them are women, most are white, and their average salary is $95,700.

Flint, Mich., schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab has taken the lead on several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of education for the 5,000-plus students under his care

After more than two decades, the New Jersey department of education says it plans to give Newark control of the city's school system.

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