The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will hold roundtables on parental engagement, early learning and Hispanic achievement in the school district. The "Back-to-School" tour stops in three counties in Arkansas and Georgia that have seen their Hispanic student population increase by more than 150 percent since 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will task a new citywide education czar to coordinate school improvement efforts across public schools, charter schools, parochial and private schools, as well as higher education.
Philly school news roundup: No schools made the list of those considered persistently dangerous; the family of a 12-year-old girl who died after falling ill at school last year sues the district; and the district offers free lunch and breakfast to all students.
The 13,000-student district regains "provisional" accreditation with three straight years of growth on academic measures.
The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.
A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.
After an emotional, three-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, which represents 16 districts across the country, applauded Education Secretary Arne Duncan's recent statement that there is too much focus on standardized testing in the nation's schools.
The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.
A group of Arkansas school districts are bound by a desegregation agreement to follow a 1989 state law that has since been declared unconstitutional. What happens next?