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August 19, 2016

Judge Rules Against Detroit Schools in Teacher Sickout Case

The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.

August 19, 2016

Proposal to Restructure Clark County, Nev., District Gets First Approval Vote

After a series of public hearings, a plan to reorganize the Clark County, Nev., district, which will give principals more autonomy over how schools are run and cut down on the central office, was approved this week. It still has to be approved by the state board of education.

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Top Court Says Philadelphia Can't Cancel Teachers' Contract

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.

August 10, 2016

Chicago CEO Says Classroom Cuts May Be Necessary Without Union Concessions

Forrest Claypool, the CEO of the Chicago school district, told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that without significant concessions from the teachers' union, the district may be forced to make cuts in the classrooms.

August 05, 2016

Chicago District Plans Nearly 1,000 Layoffs, Including 500 Teachers

The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.

July 29, 2016

D.C. Cops Must Pay $539K for Illegally Enrolling Their Children in D.C. Schools

The married couple lived in various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended the District of Columbia public schools between 2003 and 2013.

July 29, 2016

Nevada's Clark County Making Headway in Filling Teacher Vacancies

Clark County, which has struggled for years to fill teaching slots, reported this month that it has 370 open teaching positions, down from 700 in June.

July 27, 2016

Richard Carranza Selected as New Houston Schools Superintendent

The current San Francisco school chief would step in as the permanent replacement for former Houston superintendent Terry Grier, who stepped down in February after six years at the helm.

July 26, 2016

San Francisco Superintendent Among Finalists for Top Job in Houston

San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.

July 25, 2016

Michigan to Pay Detroit's Legal Fees in Teacher Sickout Lawsuit

Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.

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