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.
The attorney will help the board petition the state Commissioner of Education to remove Carl Paladino, an ally of President-elect Donald Trump, after he refused to resign over racist comments.
A new proposal aims to increase the base salary for North Carolina principals by 3 percent and offer additional financial incentives for school leaders who work in poor school districts or low-performing schools.
The board said it will petition the state education commissioner to remove Paladino from his school board seat if he doesn't resign within 24 hours.
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Carl Paladino, a Buffalo, N.Y., school board member and co-chair of President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign, made derogatory comments about President Obama and Michelle Obama in response to a newspaper questionnaire.
The finalists were selected as winners in their individual states' contests for superintendent of the year. The national winner will be announced at AASA's annual conference in March.
The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.
The donation to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia will go toward "The Right Books Campaign," a literacy initiative that aims to put books in K-3 classrooms across the city.
The National Council on School Facilities passed a resolution this month asking for school buildings and grounds to be included in federal infrastructure programs in the new Trump Administration.