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March 04, 2016

Departed Detroit Schools Leader Negotiated $83K Payout Before Resigning

Darnell Earley faced mounting criticism in the role, with teachers staging coordinated sick-outs in December and January to protest the district's decaying buildings, large class sizes, and declining pay and benefits.

February 29, 2016

Chicago School District to Lay Off 62 Employees, Including 17 Teachers

Chicago Public Schools continues to struggle with financial shortfalls, and has outlined a new round of spending cuts that will include layoffs of a small number of teachers.

February 26, 2016

Judge Dismisses Detroit School District's Lawsuit Against Teachers' Union

The Detroit schools filed the lawsuit in January against teachers, grassroots groups, and the union, seeking an injunction to stop the sickouts that have closed dozens of schools over the past two months.

February 17, 2016

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Could Shake Up Philadelphia Schools

The ruling could ultimately affect how the city manages school closings, teacher contracts, and decisions on charter schools.

February 11, 2016

Crumbling, Mold-Infested Detroit School Gets Celebrity Attention, $500K Donation

Teachers have cited the conditions at Spain Elementary-Middle and other Detroit schools as the motivating force behind several sickouts earlier this school year.

February 08, 2016

Repair Bill for Decaying Detroit Schools Could Top $50 Million

The financially strapped school district has begun using money budgeted for other departments to fix the most urgent building problems.

February 02, 2016

Amid Controversy, Detroit Schools Emergency Manager to Resign

Public assessment of Darnell Earley's job performance has tanked, with groups ranging from the city's teachers union to state lawmakers calling for his ouster.

February 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer

The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.

January 29, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Mulling 'Serious Offer' on Contract From School District

An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.

January 28, 2016

AFT, Local Teachers File Lawsuit Against Detroit Schools

The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.

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