In addition to prison time, the three former principals who were sentenced on Wednesday have been ordered to pay thousands in restitution to the financially strapped school district.
The lawsuit, which seeks class action status, accuses Michigan officials of denying Detroit's schoolchildren basic access to literacy.
The plan to reshape Nevada's Clark County school district—the country's fifth-largest school system—will give principals more autonomy and shrink the central office.
Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
The three principal ambassador fellows—two from Maryland and one from Oregon— will bring a principal's perspective to the Education Department.
The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.
A new report from EdBuild, a non-profit organization that focuses on school funding issues, looks at student-poverty rates between adjacent school districts.
A federal judge ruled Monday that the process to elect school board members in the Ferguson-Florissant, Mo., school district violates Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He barred the school district from holding elections.
The Portland, Ore., school district is warning its employees and families not to eat produce grown in school gardens, according to reports.