The name change comes as leaders of the school district in Mississippi's capital city, where more than 95 percent of students are African-American, are reconsidering Confederacy-linked names on three campuses.
Passengers who use the ride-sharing service Lyft will be able to round up their fares to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, which supports arts education in the city's public schools.
An attorney for Joseph Davis told St. Louis media the charges were dropped, and that his use of a district credit card was an "inadvertent error with no criminal intent."
Commission members haven't heard from the White House since the Trump administration took office in January. The panels have helped shape policy for both Democratic and Republican presidents.
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.
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.