Winston Brooks quit after six years at the helm. He'll receive a $350,000 buyout and a pledge that the results of an investigation into a "serious personnel issue" will not be made public.
Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.
As a state investigation into cheating allegations continue, Dennis Dupree, Sr., the superintendent in Clarksdale, Miss., says his district's academic improvements are the result of hard work.
In new report cards released this week—which added the scores of more than 1,500 students—the ratings for 20 Columbus City Schools were lowered.
Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.
A new report from the Fordham Institute shows that between 1970 and 2010 non-teaching staff—a category that includes teacher aides, counselors, school psychologists, transportation workers, and nurses—grew by 130 percent, with teacher aides leading the pack.
The district's decision follows the news that a Florida man at the center of a Major League Baseball steroid scandal admitted he had also provided performance-enhancing drugs to high school athletes.
The district has asked the Nevada Department of Education to grant temporary licenses to teachers who need additional time to meet state certification, but the state has so far balked at the request.
The Jennings school district cancelled school Monday after a night of looting and riots in the area, sparked by a police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.
The 12 defendants include former teachers, principals, administrators, and testing coordinators. The trial is expected to last at least three months.