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May 16, 2016

Minneapolis Narrows Its Search for Superintendent to Two Finalists

Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota's education commissioner, and Ed Graff, the superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska, school district, are the two finalists for the top job in Minneapolis.

May 10, 2016

Black, Latino, Native American Boys Face Barriers From Birth, Report Argues

A new Urban Institute report makes the case that boys and young men of color face factors from birth onward that place them at "risk for underperformance in school and life."

May 05, 2016

Trump Tussled With Los Angeles School Board Over Historical Hotel

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was featured in an Education Week story 26 years ago involving the site of a hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

May 05, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Proposes Revenue Fixes, Doesn't Vote on Strike

The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.

May 04, 2016

Detroit Teachers Return to Class After Two-Day Protest

Coordinated teacher sickouts had closed 94 of the district's 97 schools Monday and Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of students out of class.

May 04, 2016

Sonja Santelises to Replace Gregory Thornton as CEO of Baltimore City Schools

Gregory Thornton, who came to Baltimore City schools from Milwaukee in 2014, had a rocky tenure. His replacement, Sonja Santelises, previously served for three years as Baltimore's chief academic officer.

May 03, 2016

Will They or Won't They? Chicago Teachers' Union to Vote on Strike

Reports indicate that some Chicago teachers are concerned that a strike before the end of the school year could jeopardize their last paycheck before the summer and their health insurance.

May 03, 2016

Teacher Sickouts Close Most Detroit Schools for Second Straight Day

The union protests comes at a time when state lawmakers are weighing a $715 million aid package to save the district from financial collapse.

May 02, 2016

Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit

The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.

April 27, 2016

President Obama to Visit Flint to Learn More About Water Contamination Crisis

Months after the water crisis emerged, the 5,500-student district is still supplying students and staff members with bottled water in an effort to reduce their exposure.

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