A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights poll finds some parents believe public schools are doing a poor job overall addressing those concerns.
The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.
The "Destination Diversity" tour, part of a digital civil rights course being taken by students in two districts hundreds of miles apart, is making stops in Washington, Greensboro, N.C., Atlanta, and Tampa.
The Chicago Teachers Union is staging a "Day of Action" on Friday to call attention to public school funding, poverty, and other social justice issues.
Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
The 48 districts said the state has miscalculated state aid for about 22 years and that the mistake has cost disadvantaged districts million of dollars.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called the impending walkout a "day of action" The union called for the labor action after the school district announced three furlough days.
A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.
The superintendents of Palm Beach County, Brevard County, and Orange County schools in Florida as well as those of Denver, Newark, N.J., and Oakland, Calif., were announced as new members of Chiefs for Change.
The city plans to install dispensers in the bathrooms of 25 middle and high schools, which will provide girls with access to free tampons and pads.