The district started voluntary lead testing in April, and, so far, has found elevated lead levels at fixtures, such as sinks and drinking water fountains, at 23 schools.
Anthony Hamlet, a former NFL player and school administrator in the Palm Beach, Fla., school district, was chosen as Pittsburgh's superintendent last month, and now questions have surfaced about his résumé.
The city plans a number of new efforts to increase the number of black and Latino students who attend selective enrollment high schools.
The set of bills would pay off the district's debt and return control of the Detroit schools to a locally elected school board in January. Despite the changes, Detroit's mayor and teacher union leaders oppose the plan.
The site with more than 50 million users aims to make information on student access to educational opportunity more accessible for parents.
In a new survey, 85 percent of Pennsylvania school districts said they planned to raise taxes for the next school year, and a majority said that the $200 million in new education funding will not be enough to restore cuts made in recent years.
Chicago Public Schools' parents, teachers, principals, and volunteers launched the hashtag #NotAPrison to push back against Gov. Rauner's comments that some of the city's schools were "basically almost crumbling prisons" and not places where young people should be educated.
Fifteen superintendents wrote to Gov. Rauner on June 6, accusing him of playing politics with education funding and warning that the majority of school districts will not be able to open in the fall without changes to state funding.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking a three-year extension to retain control of New York City's schools. A state Senate bill proposes a one-year extension, with an "education inspector" to provide oversight.
New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school leaders and provides a framework and action steps for other principals to improve their schools.