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.
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August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.
July 25, 2016
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
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
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
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.