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August 19, 2016

Judge Rules Against Detroit Schools in Teacher Sickout Case

The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.

August 19, 2016

Proposal to Restructure Clark County, Nev., District Gets First Approval Vote

After a series of public hearings, a plan to reorganize the Clark County, Nev., district, which will give principals more autonomy over how schools are run and cut down on the central office, was approved this week. It still has to be approved by the state board of education.

August 18, 2016

Scores of Louisiana Schools Remain Closed After Severe Flooding

Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Top Court Says Philadelphia Can't Cancel Teachers' Contract

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.

August 10, 2016

Chicago CEO Says Classroom Cuts May Be Necessary Without Union Concessions

Forrest Claypool, the CEO of the Chicago school district, told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that without significant concessions from the teachers' union, the district may be forced to make cuts in the classrooms.

August 05, 2016

Chicago District Plans Nearly 1,000 Layoffs, Including 500 Teachers

The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.

July 25, 2016

Michigan to Pay Detroit's Legal Fees in Teacher Sickout Lawsuit

Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.

July 22, 2016

New York City Will End Suspensions for Students in K-2

The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.

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 05, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Proposes Revenue Fixes, Doesn't Vote on Strike

The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.

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