The lawsuit, which seeks class action status, accuses Michigan officials of denying Detroit's schoolchildren basic access to literacy.
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September 13, 2016
September 02, 2016
The plan to reshape Nevada's Clark County school district—the country's fifth-largest school system—will give principals more autonomy and shrink the central office.
September 01, 2016
Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
August 25, 2016
The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.
August 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
The district says it expects the majority of teachers to be rehired for open positions at other schools.