A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.
The superintendents of Palm Beach County, Brevard County, and Orange County schools in Florida as well as those of Denver, Newark, N.J., and Oakland, Calif., were announced as new members of Chiefs for Change.
The city plans to install dispensers in the bathrooms of 25 middle and high schools, which will provide girls with access to free tampons and pads.
Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton school district since 2011.
Superintendent William Hite has said that he wants to hire a nurse and counselor in every school. That plan depends on state funding.
A select number of universities will partner with up to three school districts and with leading principal-preparation programs to improve the training they provide for school leaders.
The school district shut off drinking water fountains at 30 schools last week after tests showed elevated levels of lead in drinking water in those buildings.
Districts are dipping into reserves, cutting programs, and borrowing huge sums of money to stay afloat during the Pennsylvania budget impasse, according to the state's school boards association.
The Chicago School District says former superintendent Barbara Byrd-Bennett and associates with SUPES Academy and Synesi Associates conspired to defraud the school district and stole money from city's school children.
The Chicago district has advised principals to keep minimum balances in their school accounts as the cash-strapped district tries to grow its savings, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.