Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.
After the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a national conversation about race, policing, and racial bias, some educators sharpened their focus on social justice issues in schools.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling for a federal probe into education in the St. Louis, Mo., region and for the legislature to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on the state's student transfer law.
A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.
Superintendent Meria Carstarphen launched an investigation into grade changing after an internal investigation found that one high school principal changed more than 100 student grades from failing to passing.
About 40 Ohio school districts formed an advocacy group to push back against an "avalanche" of federal and state policies.
The Chicago school district will tap 25 high-performing school leaders who also have a strong record on school operations and community partnerships.
Chicago is staggering the start of the school day in a move it hopes will cut $13.5 million in transportation costs.
A district spokeswoman said the delay was not related to whether the district had enough money to cover payroll.
The new Backpack Index from Huntington Bank shows how a rise in estimated costs for school supplies could hurt low income families.