The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.
After a series of public hearings, a plan to reorganize the Clark County, Nev., district, which will give principals more autonomy over how schools are run and cut down on the central office, was approved this week. It still has to be approved by the state board of education.
Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.
Forrest Claypool, the CEO of the Chicago school district, told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that without significant concessions from the teachers' union, the district may be forced to make cuts in the classrooms.
The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.
The proposal by the Butler High School's local governing board prohibited cornrows, twists, and dreadlocks, and "distracting or attention-getting" hairstyles.
The married couple lived in various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended the District of Columbia public schools between 2003 and 2013.
Clark County, which has struggled for years to fill teaching slots, reported this month that it has 370 open teaching positions, down from 700 in June.
The current San Francisco school chief would step in as the permanent replacement for former Houston superintendent Terry Grier, who stepped down in February after six years at the helm.