In the wake of a newspaper investigation that revealed that dozens of Chicago students may have been abused, harassed, or assaulted, the Chicago school district will create the Office of Student Protections and Title IX to better handle cases of sexual abuse, assault and harassment of students and support victims.
Tommy Chang's resignation from the helm of Boston's school system has sparked numerous questions about his departure, including whether he was under pressure to leave because of his management or as a result of a lawsuit alleging that the district shared information with law enforcement that may have played a role in a student's deportation.
A School in the Former Capital of the Confederacy Is Renamed for Barack Obama, the Nation's First Black President
Like many of the schools named for the Obamas, most of the students at Stuart Elementary are black. At Obama-named schools across the nation, more than 90 percent of students who attend the namesake schools are black and Latino. Fewer than 4 percent are white.
Gov. Greg Abbott rolled out a lengthy school safety plan that includes an app to anonymously report threats, expanding the state's school marshal program, investing money in an existing mental health program for troubled students, and some gun safety measures.
The Texas students spoke as an Indiana community was dealing with a school shooting that left a teacher and student injured.
A Principal Lost Her Daughter in the Parkland Shooting. As She Grieved, the District Tried to Dock Her Pay
April Schentrup told Broward County, Fla., school board members the district tried to dock her pay for missed time from work after her daughter was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Before Friday's shooting, Texas' Santa Fe High School was perhaps best known as having been at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case on whether students can lead prayers over the public-address system at football games. Now, it has joined an ever-growing list of schools that have lost students or staff to gun violence.
Tenures, on average, are shorter in larger districts and in districts with high percentages of students of color and low-income students. Women also had tenures that were 15 months shorter, on average, than their male counterparts, according to the Broad Center.
Central office staffers—like chief academic officers, deputy superintendents, and curriculum directors—face hurdles making the jump to the top job.
The country's fifth-largest school system is undergoing a massive reorganization that will give schools more autonomy.