The Grammy-award winning rapper, who attended Chicago public schools, urged companies to donate to the city's schools and pledged to give $10,000 for every $100,000 donated.
The Alexandria, Va., school district said more than 300 staffers had requested leave on Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day and the day of a planned women's strike.
Mayor Greg Fischer said that two bills in the statehouse--one that would dismantle Louisville's long-standing integration efforts and the other to allow charter schools--could upend public schooling in the city.
A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district has canceled classes on March 8, when "A Day Without a Woman" demonstrations are planned in cities around the world. The district expects a large number of staff absences, which the superintendent said would affect student safety and the ability to operate schools.
Matthew Utterback, the superintendent of the North Clackamas school district in Milwaukie, Ore., was selected from a field of four finalists as the 2017 Superintendent of the Year.
District leaders will dive into sessions on ESSA implementation, developing strong principals, using social media for professional development and community engagement, fiscal stewardship, and effective use of data.
Representatives from the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, met with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss the group's education priorities.
City education leaders say they may be forced to cut the school year short by nearly two weeks and take other drastic steps unless a judge acts to force the state to make up for millions of dollars in lost aid to Chicago's schools.
A WorldNetDaily.com story claims that the Dekalb County, Ga., schools chief R. Stephen Green fired three school employees for supporting President Donald Trump. Green denies the assertion.