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January 18, 2017

Buffalo Teachers Push for Carl Paladino's Removal From City's School Board

Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino has been under fire since late December for derogatory comments he made about President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He has refused to resign despite mounting pressure for his ouster.

January 14, 2017

Big City Schools' Group Pushes for Ouster of Carl Paladino From Buffalo Board

The Council of the Great City Schools is asking New York state officials to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board over derogatory comments he made about the Obamas. "I don't care what they think," Paladino said in response.

December 29, 2016

Buffalo School Board Calls for Carl Paladino to Resign Over Racist Comments

The board said it will petition the state education commissioner to remove Paladino from his school board seat if he doesn't resign within 24 hours.

December 28, 2016

School Board Member Stands Firm After Offensive Remarks About Obamas

Carl Paladino, a Buffalo, N.Y., school board member and co-chair of President-elect Donald Trump's New York campaign, made derogatory comments about President Obama and Michelle Obama in response to a newspaper questionnaire.

June 03, 2016

Detroit Schools Bailout Deal Faces Resistance From Mayor, Teachers

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 25, 2016

Debate Over 'Rebel' Mascot, Confederate Symbols Roils Arkansas School District

Widespread concern that Confederate symbols foster racism has led to changes in school districts around the country. In Fort Smith, Ark., some residents are pushing back.

March 10, 2016

Chicago Principals Told to Cut Spending; Teachers' Union Prepares for 'Day of Action'

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.

March 09, 2016

Financially Strapped Detroit Schools Can't Pay Employees After April 8

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

Superintendents' Annual Conference Stresses 'Leading For Excellence'

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

Flint Superintendent Asks Congress for Aid, Understanding

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."

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