In an address focused on curbing the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $36 million in city and philanthropic funds to expand mentoring programs to 7,200 boys and male youths. He also plans to expand a similar program for women and opportunities for unemployed and out-of-school youths.
Oakland was the first school district in the nation to create a department with the sole focus of helping black males. Now, it wants to do the same for black girls.
Tensions between Muslims and some non-Muslims in the central Minnesota city have simmered for years, with incidents including bullying of Somali and other East African immigrants in schools.
The interactive "State of Our Cities" website, released Tuesday by the George W. Bush Institute, provides comparable education data for 114 cities across more than a dozen indicators.
The commission said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho may have violated state law when he accepted and initially failed to disclose gifts, including neckties and event tickets, valued at more than $100.
The Women in School Leadership Program announces its first cohort. The program aims to increase the number of women in education leadership and support them once they are on the job.
In addition to prison time, the three former principals who were sentenced on Wednesday have been ordered to pay thousands in restitution to the financially strapped school district.
The lawsuit, which seeks class action status, accuses Michigan officials of denying Detroit's schoolchildren basic access to literacy.
The plan to reshape Nevada's Clark County school district—the country's fifth-largest school system—will give principals more autonomy and shrink the central office.
Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.