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October 20, 2017

Long Beach School Board Member Named Urban Educator of the Year

The award was announced at the annual gathering of the Council of the Great City Schools, which this year featured Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Gates Foundation, as the keynote speaker. Gates announced about $1.7 billion in investment in K-12 education over the next five years.

October 19, 2017

NFL Player Chris Long Pledges Salary to Groups Supporting Educational Equity

The Eagles defensive end will donate his salary for the remaining 10 games this season to groups in Boston, St. Louis, and Philadelphia that support "educational equity and opportunity."

October 18, 2017

Mississippi School Named for Confederate President to Be Renamed for Obama

The name change comes as leaders of the school district in Mississippi's capital city, where more than 95 percent of students are African-American, are reconsidering Confederacy-linked names on three campuses.

September 26, 2017

Former Big-City Superintendents Join School Leaders' Training Program

Ann Clark, the former Charlotte-Mecklenburg superintendent, and Valeria Silva, who led the St. Paul Public Schools, will join the New York City Leadership Academy as "superintendents in residence" for the 2017-18 school year.

September 11, 2017

Some Houston-Area Schools Open After Harvey, But Uncertainty Lingers

As school leaders in Texas continue to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, many are unsure how many students will actually return to school this week.

August 21, 2017

Philadelphia To Add Social Workers At Some Schools

Through a pilot program with the city, the Philadelphia school district will add social workers at 22 schools, with the goal of some day expanding the program to all schools.

August 17, 2017

Urban Districts' Group Decries President Trump's Response to Charlottesville

The Council of the Great City Schools represents nearly 70 of the nation's largest school districts—about 7.3 million students, the majority of whom are Hispanic and African-American.

August 11, 2017

Houston District May Face State Takeover

Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.

August 04, 2017

'There's No Greater Ally to a Pediatrician Than an Educator'

Flint, Mich., schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab has taken the lead on several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of education for the 5,000-plus students under his care

June 22, 2017

Standoff Continues: Will Mayor Keep Control of New York City's Schools?

New York state lawmakers adjourned the legislative session late Wednesday without extending the mayoral control law, which would allow New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to continue to oversee the country's largest school system.

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