New York City, the country's largest school system, says it will not allow federal immigration agents to enter its schools without signed warrants, and will host forums to help immigrant families know their rights and services available to them.
Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.
A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.
The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.
The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.
In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.
Urban superintendents and school board members dove into sessions on state and federal education policy, school governance, English-language learners, and initiatives supporting males of color at the Council of the Great City Schools conference.
Nearly a quarter of school buildings were rated in "fair" or "poor" condition, The American Society of Civil Engineers said in its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to address superintendents and school board members from the country's largest school districts in Washington, D.C., on Monday at the annual legislative conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.