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April 07, 2016

Civil Rights Museum on Wheels Rolls From New York to Tampa, Fla., District

The "Destination Diversity" tour, part of a digital civil rights course being taken by students in two districts hundreds of miles apart, is making stops in Washington, Greensboro, N.C., Atlanta, and Tampa.

April 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Stages One-Day Strike Today

The Chicago Teachers Union is staging a "Day of Action" on Friday to call attention to public school funding, poverty, and other social justice issues.

March 29, 2016

Feds Charge 13 Detroit Schools Leaders in Bribery, Kickback Scheme

Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

March 24, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union Approves One-Day Walkout on April 1

The Chicago Teachers Union has called the impending walkout a "day of action" The union called for the labor action after the school district announced three furlough days.

March 23, 2016

Investment in Nation's School Buildings Falls Woefully Short, Report Finds

A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.

March 22, 2016

Six District Superintendents Join Chiefs for Change

The superintendents of Palm Beach County, Brevard County, and Orange County schools in Florida as well as those of Denver, Newark, N.J., and Oakland, Calif., were announced as new members of Chiefs for Change.

March 18, 2016

New York City Program Will Provide Free Tampons to Some Students

The city plans to install dispensers in the bathrooms of 25 middle and high schools, which will provide girls with access to free tampons and pads.

March 17, 2016

Philadelphia Is Hiring Teachers, School Nurses, Counselors

Superintendent William Hite has said that he wants to hire a nurse and counselor in every school. That plan depends on state funding.

March 15, 2016

Newark to Test 17,000 Students for Lead

The school district shut off drinking water fountains at 30 schools last week after tests showed elevated levels of lead in drinking water in those buildings.

March 10, 2016

Chicago Principals Told to Cut Spending; Teachers' Union Prepares for 'Day of Action'

The Chicago district has advised principals to keep minimum balances in their school accounts as the cash-strapped district tries to grow its savings, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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