The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.
A politics-focused collaborative encyclopedia recently launched a new school board portal with the hopes of encouraging civic engagement in education.
Opposition to school closures is much higher among respondents who are not white.
The city's new strategic plan focuses on customer service, community schools, expanding pre-K and arts offerings in order to compete with charters.
El Paso and Columbus are still recovering from recent cheating scandals that will require the new leaders to focus on rebuilding trust in their communities.
Mayor Michael Nutter has ordered the city finance agency to take out a $50 million loan on behalf of the school system so that schools may open on time and safely.
A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.
Thousands of students will attend different schools when classes begin Aug. 26 after their home schools were shuttered in a wave of closures meant to help fill a $1 billion budget deficit.
Guilford County Schools continues to develop its African American Male Initiative, aimed at reducing suspensions and improving literacy among the schools' black male students.
The Center for American Progress has released a new report suggesting that school districts could improve efficiency by consolidating small districts.