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.
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July 27, 2016
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 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
Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.
July 22, 2016
The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.
July 19, 2016
Carole Smith's resignation on Monday followed an independent investigation into how the district has been handling lead testing, according to the Associated Press.
July 13, 2016
School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.
July 12, 2016
The Council of the Great City Schools released an emotional, personal statement on recent shootings--from Dallas, to Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Chicago, and other urban areas--that have claimed the lives of its graduates, students, neighbors, and employees.
July 06, 2016
What started as an effort to break up the Clark County, Nev., school district has evolved into a plan to decentralize the sprawling district and create autonomous schools.
June 30, 2016
Felton Williams will lead the policymaking body of the national coalition representing 70 of the nation's largest urban public school systems.