Los Angeles school board members will vote on the deal being recommended by Superintendent John Deasy next week.
The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.
New bills would allow Michigan to dissolve bankrupt districts.
Virginia is getting closer to starting a new state-run district.
Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.
The corporate titan of fun is a sought-after provider of professional development for school districts.
Two dozen schools received letters containing threatening and disturbing content.
Fifty-five districts in the state are running a deficit this year, which is the most the state has ever seen.
A desegregation case near Augusta, Ga., is up for a hearing that may end court-ordered busing in the district.
Youth Connection Charter Schools serve thousands of dropouts from Chicago public schools and have helped drive down the city's overall dropout rate.