The school principals, who all lead Blue Ribbon Schools, will be honored in Washington, D.C., in November.


The "Students at the Center Challenge," which was announced Monday, will award planning grants of up to $150,000 each to 10 communities to support "student-centered" learning systems.


The award was announced at the annual gathering of the Council of the Great City Schools, which this year featured Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Gates Foundation, as the keynote speaker. Gates announced about $1.7 billion in investment in K-12 education over the next five years.


Akil Ross, principal of Chapin High School for the last seven years, got the top honor from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.


The Eagles defensive end will donate his salary for the remaining 10 games this season to groups in Boston, St. Louis, and Philadelphia that support "educational equity and opportunity."


The name change comes as leaders of the school district in Mississippi's capital city, where more than 95 percent of students are African-American, are reconsidering Confederacy-linked names on three campuses.


Passengers who use the ride-sharing service Lyft will be able to round up their fares to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, which supports arts education in the city's public schools.


An attorney for Joseph Davis told St. Louis media the charges were dropped, and that his use of a district credit card was an "inadvertent error with no criminal intent."


Commission members haven't heard from the White House since the Trump administration took office in January. The panels have helped shape policy for both Democratic and Republican presidents.


Six school systems, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference want to change the state's school-funding system, which allows for wide spending gaps between low- and high-income districts.


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