The four companies announced that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to Flint schools for the rest of the calendar year as the city continues to deal with the fallout of lead-contaminated tap water.
Many Detroit teachers say they have no other way to force action as the district spirals into financial insolvency.
The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.
News of 227 layoffs follows a proposal from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to take over the financially strapped school system.
Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.
Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.
The district wants to court to bar teachers from staging sick-outs. Teacher sick-outs have caused several dozens schools to close in recent months.
The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.
Coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, shed light on code violations, dead vermin, and problems with heating and cooling systems.