Six school systems, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference want to change the state's school-funding system, which allows for wide spending gaps between low- and high-income districts.
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From South Florida to Hartford, Conn., school officials are getting ready to absorb an influx of students if their families leave the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria nearly two weeks ago.
Ann Clark, the former Charlotte-Mecklenburg superintendent, and Valeria Silva, who led the St. Paul Public Schools, will join the New York City Leadership Academy as "superintendents in residence" for the 2017-18 school year.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that Ref Rodriguez paid out about $24,000 in reimbursement to family and friends for contributions made to his 2015 school board race.
Florida districts in the hardest hit areas can apply to waive additional teaching time. Some districts, including those in Collier, Lee, and Monroe counties, are still closed more than a week after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state.
Students in Miami-Dade, the country's fourth-largest school district, along with those in Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, all returned to school on Monday, more than a week after Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida with heavy winds and rain.
Some districts set up food buses to ensure that students who normally get free meals at school had access to meals while schools remain shuttered after Hurricane Irma.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that school board president Refugio Rodriguez reimbursed about $24,000 in campaign contributions to donors he represented as having given money to his campaign in 2014.
The New Jersey board of education approved two resolutions that will put local officials in Newark in charge of their schools, but the district and the state still have to come up with a transition plan for how that will happen.
Florida school districts deal with power outages and residual flooding as they work to reopen schools after Hurricane Irma pummeled a large portion of the state.
Carl Paladino is appealing the decision by New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia in August to remove him from the Buffalo school board for disclosing confidential information discussed in the board's executive session.
As school leaders in Texas continue to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, many are unsure how many students will actually return to school this week.
K-12 officials across Florida won't know for days what toll Hurricane Irma will take on their schools, students, staff members, and local communities. But districts across the state offered their school buildings as shelters.
In Orange County, Fla.'s school system, leaders have been studying weather models for days, and ensuring there's enough fuel, food, and money in the bank for emergency spending and making payroll.
Gov. Rick Scott says that families should be prepared to evacuate in the face of the "life-threatening" Hurricane Irma, which has already left a trail of devastation in the Caribbean.
Florida's Miami-Dade school district will close on Thursday, ahead of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm that could make landfall in Florida later in the week.
Some Texas coastal districts are racing to open just after Labor Day while others say they may be closed "indefinitely"