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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.

May 04, 2016

Detroit Teachers Return to Class After Two-Day Protest

Coordinated teacher sickouts had closed 94 of the district's 97 schools Monday and Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of students out of class.

May 04, 2016

Sonja Santelises to Replace Gregory Thornton as CEO of Baltimore City Schools

Gregory Thornton, who came to Baltimore City schools from Milwaukee in 2014, had a rocky tenure. His replacement, Sonja Santelises, previously served for three years as Baltimore's chief academic officer.

May 03, 2016

Will They or Won't They? Chicago Teachers' Union to Vote on Strike

Reports indicate that some Chicago teachers are concerned that a strike before the end of the school year could jeopardize their last paycheck before the summer and their health insurance.

May 03, 2016

Teacher Sickouts Close Most Detroit Schools for Second Straight Day

The union protests comes at a time when state lawmakers are weighing a $715 million aid package to save the district from financial collapse.

May 02, 2016

Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit

The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.

April 27, 2016

President Obama to Visit Flint to Learn More About Water Contamination Crisis

Months after the water crisis emerged, the 5,500-student district is still supplying students and staff members with bottled water in an effort to reduce their exposure.

April 21, 2016

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill to Return New Orleans' Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

April 20, 2016

Chicago School District Ramps Up Campaign to Push State for More Funding

District leaders argue while 20 percent of the state's students live in Chicago and local residents contribute 20 percent of Illinois' income tax revenue, the city's students are only getting 15 percent of the state's funding for K-12.

April 20, 2016

D.C. Schools Leader Asked Contractor for Six-Figure Donation for District Gala

Kaya Henderson's request for $100,000 from Chartwells came just weeks after the company was accused, in a whistleblower lawsuit, of bilking the city out of $19 million.

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