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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.