Although the district will slowly regain full responsibility of its financial and administrative functions, the Michigan Department of Education will continue to monitor the district for improvements.

An advocate for black students has agreed to a deal that would end a settlement in a long-running desegregation involving three Arkansas school districts.

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

A new RAND Corp. study outlines four areas in which school districts can do a better job at helping principals succeed in their jobs.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has chosen Paul Vallas, a former superintendent from Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Orleans and the current superintendent of schools in Bridgeport, Conn., to take the lieutenant governor spot on his re-election ticket.

The Natural Resources Defense Council is launching a crowdfunding campaign to kick off a new initiative focused on bringing solar power to schools.

Candidates backed by teachers' unions are defeated by opponents who favor charter schools and other choice policies.

Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.

The school board vote ends five days of speculation that the superintendent would resign or be forced to leave.

Since 2000, the district has had four superintendents. Only former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer lasted longer than three years.

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