City inspectors began inspecting all city schools after protests by teachers and parents about problems including rodents, water leaks, mold, broken glass, and busted heating systems.
The State Board of Education sent letters to Chicago school district officials this week seeking financial information, including documents pertaining to major contracts, financial projections, and debt schedules.
Ken Huewitt will lead the district while the school board continues its search for a permanent replacement for outgoing Superintendent Terry Grier, who is stepping down Feb. 29.
The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.
The ruling could ultimately affect how the city manages school closings, teacher contracts, and decisions on charter schools.
Carla Santorno, the superintendent of Tacoma, Wash., schools, and Aimee Rainey, the principal of Florence City Middle School in Alabama, were honored with the Women in School Leadership Award at the annual gathering of school superintendents in Phoenix, Ariz.
Thomas Tucker is the superintendent of Princeton City Schools in suburban Cincinnati, and was one of four finalists for the award.
Teachers have cited the conditions at Spain Elementary-Middle and other Detroit schools as the motivating force behind several sickouts earlier this school year.
The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, kicks off its annual conference in Phoenix with sessions exploring the common standards, education equity, technology innovation, student well-being, and instructional leadership.
Superintendent Bilal Tawwab shares stories about "the constant stress over unsafe water that disrupts the life of a community that already faces a multitude of challenges."