Charles Butt, the chairman and CEO of H-E-B, a Texas-based grocery chain, launched a $100 million initiative to focus on improving school leadership in Texas public schools.
Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino has been under fire since late December for derogatory comments he made about President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He has refused to resign despite mounting pressure for his ouster.
The Alabama board of education approved intervening in the Montgomery County school system over financial and academic concerns.
The Council of the Great City Schools is asking New York state officials to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board over derogatory comments he made about the Obamas. "I don't care what they think," Paladino said in response.
Seven new Detroit school board members were sworn in this week—the first time since 2009 that an elected school board will oversee the district. A review commission will continue to oversee the district's finances.
The attorney will help the board petition the state Commissioner of Education to remove Carl Paladino, an ally of President-elect Donald Trump, after he refused to resign over racist comments.
A new proposal aims to increase the base salary for North Carolina principals by 3 percent and offer additional financial incentives for school leaders who work in poor school districts or low-performing schools.
The board said it will petition the state education commissioner to remove Paladino from his school board seat if he doesn't resign within 24 hours.
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Carl Paladino, a Buffalo, N.Y., school board member and co-chair of President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign, made derogatory comments about President Obama and Michelle Obama in response to a newspaper questionnaire.