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.
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.