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April 21, 2016

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill to Return New Orleans' Schools to Local Control

The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.

April 20, 2016

Chicago School District Ramps Up Campaign to Push State for More Funding

District leaders argue while 20 percent of the state's students live in Chicago and local residents contribute 20 percent of Illinois' income tax revenue, the city's students are only getting 15 percent of the state's funding for K-12.

April 20, 2016

D.C. Schools Leader Asked Contractor for Six-Figure Donation for District Gala

Kaya Henderson's request for $100,000 from Chartwells came just weeks after the company was accused, in a whistleblower lawsuit, of bilking the city out of $19 million.

April 19, 2016

Most New Orleans Residents Say Charters Improved City's Public Schools, Poll Finds

The poll by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University also found that New Orleans residents differed on the future of school governance in the city.

April 19, 2016

John B. King Jr. Advocates for Racially, Socioeconomically Diverse Schools

Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.

April 18, 2016

Strike Drumbeat Builds in Chicago As District Urges More Negotiations

After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.

April 17, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects Fact-Finder's Recommendations on Contract

A fact-finder's report recommended that a contract between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district include terms about salary, pension contributions, and healthcare from a January offer that the union had already rejected.

April 13, 2016

Ferguson Superintendent Asks Celebrities to Help Fund New Literacy Initiative

Superintendent Joseph Davis is asking celebrities who were outspoken about Ferguson in the wake of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown to help by supporting a $2 million literacy initiative.

April 11, 2016

Poll: Black, Latino Parents Say Schools Need Higher Expectations, Better Teachers

A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights poll finds some parents believe public schools are doing a poor job overall addressing those concerns.

April 07, 2016

Detroit School Board Lawsuit Targets Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.

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