The Chicago district has advised principals to keep minimum balances in their school accounts as the cash-strapped district tries to grow its savings, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings
February 11, 2016
The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, kicks off its annual conference in Phoenix with sessions exploring the common standards, education equity, technology innovation, student well-being, and instructional leadership.
February 10, 2016
Superintendent Bilal Tawwab shares stories about "the constant stress over unsafe water that disrupts the life of a community that already faces a multitude of challenges."
January 29, 2016
An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.
January 14, 2016
The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.
August 13, 2015
Detroit Federation of Teachers boot President Steve Conn after the union's executive board found him guilty of failing to follow proper procedures for meetings, among other infractions.
August 07, 2015
A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.
June 16, 2015
Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.
April 07, 2015
Emanuel was forced into a runoff with Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, after failing to win 50 percent of the votes in the February election.