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.
Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino has been under fire since late December for derogatory comments he made about President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He has refused to resign despite mounting pressure for his ouster.
The Alabama board of education approved intervening in the Montgomery County school system over financial and academic concerns.
The Council of the Great City Schools is asking New York state officials to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board over derogatory comments he made about the Obamas. "I don't care what they think," Paladino said in response.
Seven new Detroit school board members were sworn in this week—the first time since 2009 that an elected school board will oversee the district. A review commission will continue to oversee the district's finances.