The Council of the Great City Schools represents nearly 70 of the nation's largest school districts—about 7.3 million students, the majority of whom are Hispanic and African-American.

Carl Paladino had made derogatory comments about former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The Buffalo school board asked New York state education commissioner to remove him for disclosing confidential information.

The assistant principal wrote a children's book featuring Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that has been adopted by the alt-right.

Former Atlanta educators Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson appealed their convictions on racketeering charges in connection to the widespread cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Lawyers representing the black families opposed to the split, argued that the decision could lead to resegregation of a district with a history of intentionally separating white and black students.

The latest federal survey of the nation's K-12 principals shows that people in the career work long hours, the majority of them are women, most are white, and their average salary is $95,700.

Flint, Mich., schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab has taken the lead on several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of education for the 5,000-plus students under his care

After more than two decades, the New Jersey department of education says it plans to give Newark control of the city's school system.

Principals who also teach are a long tradition in a rural Maryland school system, where teachers and school leaders alike attest to the benefits. But some education leadership experts argue the double duty wouldn't work in all schools.

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