The financially strapped school district has begun using money budgeted for other departments to fix the most urgent building problems.
Lisa Epstein, a principal at Chicago's Richard Henry Lee school, grew up in Flint, Mich., and launched an effort in her school community to collect bottled water for children and families in her hometown.
Philip Lanoue, the AASA Superintendent of the Year, is planning to take the reins in the Fulton County, Ga., schools.
Public assessment of Darnell Earley's job performance has tanked, with groups ranging from the city's teachers union to state lawmakers calling for his ouster.
The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.
An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.
The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.
New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.
Susan Jordan, the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, allegedly pushed several students out of the way before she was struck and killed by a bus outside of her school.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal would offer comprehensive benefits to all children and young adults who may have come into contact with lead in the water