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.
Nadia Lopez, principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., discusses her work in one of New York City's most challenging neighborhoods. Lopez gained national attention in 2015 when one of her students, Vidal Chastanet, told a photographer that Lopez was the person who influenced him most in life.
"We understand that significant federal dollars could be at risk because of our support for every student and every family," Los Angeles Unified school board president Steve Zimmer said.
The petition,by the national non-profit Stand for Children, says that those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, are critically important to public education across the country.
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.