The schools, most of them in Detroit, face potential closure for appearing in the bottom 5 percent of all the state's schools over a three-year period.
Members of the Chicago school district's Latino Advisory Committee said that district budget cuts fell disproportionately on schools with Latino students.
As the relationship breaks down, it's relatively common for superintendents to resign or retire. What's more uncommon though: sitting superintendents suing the school board members or vice versa. It never ends well.
The ongoing immigration sweeps have sparked a debate between school officials in Austin, Tex., and the local teachers' union over whether teachers have a responsibility to provide legal information to students who may be undocumented or whose relatives may be undocumented.
Under a 1995 law, the seven members of the Chicago school board are appointed by the city's mayor. Chicago is the only district in Illinois that does not have an elected school board.
The "Future Chiefs" program is part of Chiefs for Change's new role in building a diverse group of education leaders.
The Chicago School Board and five parents sued the state of Illinois, alleging that the state school funding system has created a separate and unequal education system.
Richard Barrera, president of the San Diego Unified School Board, said it was the wrong time to invite Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit the school district.
The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.
An in-depth review of Philadelphia school district's 300-plus schools, athletic facilities, and other district-owned buildings revealed that the district may need to spend nearly $5 billion to make repairs, according to a the Philadelphia Inquirer.