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July 17, 2017

Principals Fought Hard for Their Share of Federal Money. Now Trump and Congress Might Take It Away.

The associations representing the nation's primary and secondary school principals call the possible elimination of $2 billion in federal funds that support teachers and school leaders "unconscionable."

March 27, 2017

Georgia School Turnaround Bill Advances

If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.

March 16, 2017

Trump's Education Budget 'Falls Far Short,' Education Groups Say

The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.

March 08, 2017

Expensive Los Angeles School Board Election Sends Two Seats to Runoff

Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.

February 14, 2017

San Diego School Board Pulls Resolution to Invite Ed. Secretary DeVos to Visit

Richard Barrera, president of the San Diego Unified School Board, said it was the wrong time to invite Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit the school district.

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.

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