eliminating Title II would hamper efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law that Congress approved in December 2015, education advocates say.
Organizations that support and represent principals, teacher-leaders, and educator-preparation programs are calling on Congress to maintain funding for Title II, Part A and other programs that support school leaders.
If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.
New York City, the country's largest school system, says it will not allow federal immigration agents to enter its schools without signed warrants, and will host forums to help immigrant families know their rights and services available to them.
Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.
A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.
The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.
The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.
In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.
Urban superintendents and school board members dove into sessions on state and federal education policy, school governance, English-language learners, and initiatives supporting males of color at the Council of the Great City Schools conference.