The district lost its accreditation in 2012 after test scores plummeted. While test scores remain low, the state education commissioner cited improvements in recommending that the district be awarded provisional accreditation.
The $265 million is essentially an advance on money the district was already scheduled to receive during the year. Even so, schools Superintendent William Hite gave no assurances that schools will open on time and renewed his call for state legislators to pass the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to plug the funding gap.
Superintendent John Deasy issues a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.
A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.
Memphis-area suburban communities moved to form their own school districts in the wake of the merger of the Shelby County, Tenn., district with the financially-strapped city school system in 2011.
The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.
Washoe County Superintendent Pedro Martinez is suing the school board and district after he was unexpectedly fired last month and then told to return to the job a week later.
At least 60 former and current administrators have received subpoenas in connection to the district's attendance-rigging scandal.
A 150-page report by a task force on truancy in Chicago Public Schools proposed wide ranging reforms on both the local and state levels to cut absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools.
Revenue from a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana sales flows into special grant funds to help districts pay for construction projects and to hire more health professionals.