A federal judge ruled Monday that the process to elect school board members in the Ferguson-Florissant, Mo., school district violates Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He barred the school district from holding elections.
The Portland, Ore., school district is warning its employees and families not to eat produce grown in school gardens, according to reports.
The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.
After a series of public hearings, a plan to reorganize the Clark County, Nev., district, which will give principals more autonomy over how schools are run and cut down on the central office, was approved this week. It still has to be approved by the state board of education.
Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.
Forrest Claypool, the CEO of the Chicago school district, told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that without significant concessions from the teachers' union, the district may be forced to make cuts in the classrooms.
The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.
The proposal by the Butler High School's local governing board prohibited cornrows, twists, and dreadlocks, and "distracting or attention-getting" hairstyles.
The married couple lived in various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended the District of Columbia public schools between 2003 and 2013.