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April 28, 2017

Illinois Judge Dismisses Chicago Funding-Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State

The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.

April 26, 2017

St. Paul, Minn., School District Selects New Superintendent

Joe Gothard, the superintendent of the nearby Burnsville-Egan-Savage school district, has been tapped to run the St. Paul school system.

March 17, 2017

New Schools Chief for New Orleans' Recovery School District

Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.

March 17, 2017

Immigration Enforcement Will Happen 'Over My Dead Body,' Superintendent Says

A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.

March 16, 2017

Trump's Education Budget 'Falls Far Short,' Education Groups Say

The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.

March 15, 2017

To Keep Struggling Schools Open, Detroit Will Sue the State of Michigan

The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.

March 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Urban District Leaders: 'I Support Great Public Schools'

In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.

March 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos and Boys of Color on Agenda at Urban School Leaders' Conference

Urban superintendents and school board members dove into sessions on state and federal education policy, school governance, English-language learners, and initiatives supporting males of color at the Council of the Great City Schools conference.

March 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Speak at Urban School Leaders' Legislative Conference

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to address superintendents and school board members from the country's largest school districts in Washington, D.C., on Monday at the annual legislative conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.

March 08, 2017

Expensive Los Angeles School Board Election Sends Two Seats to Runoff

Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.

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