Chicago Public Schools' parents, teachers, principals, and volunteers launched the hashtag #NotAPrison to push back against Gov. Rauner's comments that some of the city's schools were "basically almost crumbling prisons" and not places where young people should be educated.
Fifteen superintendents wrote to Gov. Rauner on June 6, accusing him of playing politics with education funding and warning that the majority of school districts will not be able to open in the fall without changes to state funding.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking a three-year extension to retain control of New York City's schools. A state Senate bill proposes a one-year extension, with an "education inspector" to provide oversight.
New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school leaders and provides a framework and action steps for other principals to improve their schools.
With the district expected to run out of money by the end of June, the clock is ticking on the deadline for a new deal. The Republican-controlled Senate could vote on the package as early as next week.
A database obtained by the Williamette Week indicates that 47 district buildings—more than half—had lead levels that exceeded national guidelines.
The state of Illinois ended the fiscal year without passing a budget, and school districts across the state are wondering what happens next.
Widespread concern that Confederate symbols foster racism has led to changes in school districts around the country. In Fort Smith, Ark., some residents are pushing back.
Ed Graff, the superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska, school district beat out Minnesota's education commissioner Brenda Cassellius for the top job in Minneapolis.
Carolyn Starkey Darden, who allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices for tutoring services, is the latest current or former Detroit schools administrator facing criminal charges.