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February 22, 2016

Detroit Schools, City Government Set Timeline to Repair Ragged Buildings

City inspectors began inspecting all city schools after protests by teachers and parents about problems including rodents, water leaks, mold, broken glass, and busted heating systems.

February 18, 2016

Houston Taps District's Chief Financial Officer as Interim Superintendent

Ken Huewitt will lead the district while the school board continues its search for a permanent replacement for outgoing Superintendent Terry Grier, who is stepping down Feb. 29.

February 17, 2016

Poor Districts Shortchanged in New York State, Advocacy Groups Say

The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.

February 17, 2016

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Could Shake Up Philadelphia Schools

The ruling could ultimately affect how the city manages school closings, teacher contracts, and decisions on charter schools.

February 11, 2016

Crumbling, Mold-Infested Detroit School Gets Celebrity Attention, $500K Donation

Teachers have cited the conditions at Spain Elementary-Middle and other Detroit schools as the motivating force behind several sickouts earlier this school year.

February 11, 2016

Superintendents' Annual Conference Stresses 'Leading For Excellence'

The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, kicks off its annual conference in Phoenix with sessions exploring the common standards, education equity, technology innovation, student well-being, and instructional leadership.

February 10, 2016

Flint Superintendent Asks Congress for Aid, Understanding

Superintendent Bilal Tawwab shares stories about "the constant stress over unsafe water that disrupts the life of a community that already faces a multitude of challenges."

February 05, 2016

Chicago Principal and Her School Collect Bottled Water for Flint

Lisa Epstein, a principal at Chicago's Richard Henry Lee school, grew up in Flint, Mich., and launched an effort in her school community to collect bottled water for children and families in her hometown.

February 02, 2016

Amid Controversy, Detroit Schools Emergency Manager to Resign

Public assessment of Darnell Earley's job performance has tanked, with groups ranging from the city's teachers union to state lawmakers calling for his ouster.

February 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer

The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.

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