Reports indicate that some Chicago teachers are concerned that a strike before the end of the school year could jeopardize their last paycheck before the summer and their health insurance.
The union protests comes at a time when state lawmakers are weighing a $715 million aid package to save the district from financial collapse.
Gov. Chris Christie has asked the state legislature for $10 million to cover the cost of testing water in schools for lead, beginning next school year.
The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.
A new initiative by the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, will include an array of efforts to increase the number of women who are school superintendents and support them once they are in the top jobs.
Months after the water crisis emerged, the 5,500-student district is still supplying students and staff members with bottled water in an effort to reduce their exposure.
Police allege that an adult education teacher took the GED exam for Knox County School Board Chairman Dexter Smith, who was taking the exam to settle questions about his education qualifications.
The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.
District leaders argue while 20 percent of the state's students live in Chicago and local residents contribute 20 percent of Illinois' income tax revenue, the city's students are only getting 15 percent of the state's funding for K-12.
In recent years, a growing number of states have sought to create statewide school districts with the charge of taking over and improving low-performing schools.