DeRay Mckesson left his career in education in 2014 amid the unrest in Fergsuon, Mo., after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by a white police officer.
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June 29, 2016
June 03, 2016
With the district expected to run out of money by the end of June, the clock is ticking on the deadline for a new deal. The Republican-controlled Senate could vote on the package as early as next week.
May 04, 2016
Gregory Thornton, who came to Baltimore City schools from Milwaukee in 2014, had a rocky tenure. His replacement, Sonja Santelises, previously served for three years as Baltimore's chief academic officer.
March 29, 2016
Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
February 24, 2016
This year, Education Week has selected 13 leaders from a diverse array of districts as our 2016 Leaders to Learn From.
February 22, 2016
City inspectors began inspecting all city schools after protests by teachers and parents about problems including rodents, water leaks, mold, broken glass, and busted heating systems.
January 28, 2016
New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.
January 25, 2016
Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.
January 21, 2016
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.
December 24, 2015
A state legislative audit, released this week, said that the Recovery School District has not adequately kept track of thousands of dollars worth of items purchased with public money.