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February 05, 2016

Chicago Principal and Her School Collect Bottled Water for Flint

Lisa Epstein, a principal at Chicago's Richard Henry Lee school, grew up in Flint, Mich., and launched an effort in her school community to collect bottled water for children and families in her hometown.

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.

January 27, 2016

Michigan to Seek Federal Aid for Lead-Exposed Children in Flint

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal would offer comprehensive benefits to all children and young adults who may have come into contact with lead in the water

January 26, 2016

Flint Students to Get Bottled Water From Walmart, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Nestle

The four companies announced that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to Flint schools for the rest of the calendar year as the city continues to deal with the fallout of lead-contaminated tap water.

January 26, 2016

Detroit Judge Declines to Force Protesting Teachers Back to Classrooms

Many Detroit teachers say they have no other way to force action as the district spirals into financial insolvency.

January 25, 2016

Layoffs in Chicago District Amid an Uncertain Future

News of 227 layoffs follows a proposal from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to take over the financially strapped school system.

January 25, 2016

Jennings, Mo., Schools Chief Who Focused on Poverty Moving to Topeka, Kan.

Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.

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