The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.
The last-minute deal on a teacher contract in Chicago came minutes before a midnight deadline Monday, narrowly averting what would have been the city's second teachers' strike in four years.
The money is meant to be used to hire attendance specialists, counselors, and psychologists to help deal with problems that may occur because students were exposed to lead-contaminated tap water.
The layoffs were based on lower-than-projected student enrollment. The Chicago Teachers' Union says it plans to go on strike on Oct. 11.
The Dallas district's public school choice program seeks to expand options for parents, according to the district.
A lawsuit asks the court for an injunction to stop a statewide district from going into effect in Georgia if a Nov. 8 ballot measure passes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The Chicago School District faces the possibility that teachers will walk off the job for the second time in four years after the Chicago Teachers' Union said Wednesday it will go on strike on Oct. 11 if it does not reach an agreement with the district.
For the second time in less than year, the majority of the members of the Chicago Teachers' Union cast ballots in favor of a strike.
Principals play a huge role in shaping work conditions—and in whether teachers stay or leave, according to a new study.
In an address focused on curbing the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $36 million in city and philanthropic funds to expand mentoring programs to 7,200 boys and male youths. He also plans to expand a similar program for women and opportunities for unemployed and out-of-school youths.