The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.
A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.
New data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that U.S. principals were more likely than their counterparts in other countries to believe their students come from impoverished homes.
Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.
The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.
The district in recent months has trained its sights on North Carolina's teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation.
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.