Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.
Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.
The complaint alleges that the school district has unfairly closed schools in minority neighborhoods in recent years.
The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.
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The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."
The organization calls for greater communication between elementary school principals and pre-K programs and more training and professional development to help principals support pre-K-3 alignment.
David Jernigan's hiring is part of a broader plan to promote collaboration between the district and its local charter sector.
A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.
The three-day conference will provide elementary and middle-school principals with tools to improve leadership skills and launch new initiatives.