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March 09, 2016

Financially Strapped Detroit Schools Can't Pay Employees After April 8

State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings

March 08, 2016

Six Districts Join NAEP's Trial Urban District Assessment Program

The districts in Clark County, Nev.; Denver, Fort Worth, Texas; Guilford County; N.C.; Milwaukee; and Shelby County, Tenn., will be part of the specially collected NAEP results in select urban districts.

March 07, 2016

Detroit Administrator Appointed as Interim Schools Superintendent

Alycia Meriweather will oversee all academics in Detroit, historically one of the nation's lowest performing. A former middle school science teacher, Meriweather began her career in the district 20 years ago.

March 04, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Threatens to Walk Off The Job April 1

The district's decision to unilaterally furlough employees for three days "all but assures" that teachers will walk off the job on April 1, the union says.

March 04, 2016

Departed Detroit Schools Leader Negotiated $83K Payout Before Resigning

Darnell Earley faced mounting criticism in the role, with teachers staging coordinated sick-outs in December and January to protest the district's decaying buildings, large class sizes, and declining pay and benefits.

March 03, 2016

An Elected School Board for Chicago?

A bill that would allow Chicagoans to elect local school board members passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday by a 110-4 vote.

March 03, 2016

Feds Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations at Nation's Oldest Public School

In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.

March 03, 2016

Feds Spend $3.6 Million to Help Children Affected by Flint Water Crisis

The money will open more Head Start classrooms,provide transportation for families who need to visit doctors, and add more parent education activities and staff training relevant to lead poisoning.​

February 29, 2016

Chicago School District to Lay Off 62 Employees, Including 17 Teachers

Chicago Public Schools continues to struggle with financial shortfalls, and has outlined a new round of spending cuts that will include layoffs of a small number of teachers.

February 26, 2016

Judge Dismisses Detroit School District's Lawsuit Against Teachers' Union

The Detroit schools filed the lawsuit in January against teachers, grassroots groups, and the union, seeking an injunction to stop the sickouts that have closed dozens of schools over the past two months.

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