The money will help the New York City-based organization support principals and other school leaders across the pipeline—from aspiring principals to principal supervisors.

The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleges that the state was severely underfunding schools, forcing school districts to lean heavily on property taxes, which especially disadvantages students in property-poor areas.

The teachers' union is throwing its support behind Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel as Chicago's mayor, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund, a public-interest research group, tested 27 products commonly used by schoolchildren. They found toxic substances in crayons, markers, and binders.

In Indianapolis, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools leaders and establishing school choice-friendly policies, including a common-enrollment system for all the city's students. That approach may be tailor-made for D.C., where half of public K-12 students are enrolled in charters.

As school leaders in Anchorage, Alaska, work to assess earthquake damage to their schools, students in Paradise, Calif., returned to school on Monday, nearly three weeks after the Camp Fire damaged or destroyed all but one school.

Levy, a Wall Street lawyer who had never worked as an educator, more recently served as executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which supports expanding educational opportunities for high-achieving, low-income students.

Students and volunteers in Panama City cooked about 5,000 pounds of turkey—along with ham, pies and other traditional side dishes—for a "community" Thanksgiving dinner at Jinks Middle School.

Hopson became the interim superintendent in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2013 after the Memphis City School system merged with Shelby County schools. That merger then led six suburban communities to break away from the merged school system to form their own school districts.

Schools in Butte County, which includes 14 school districts and 18 charter schools, are closed through Dec. 3.

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