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January 29, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Mulling 'Serious Offer' on Contract From School District

An agreement would avert a teachers' union strike in Chicago, the nation's third largest school district.

January 28, 2016

AFT, Local Teachers File Lawsuit Against Detroit Schools

The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.

January 27, 2016

Michigan to Seek Federal Aid for Lead-Exposed Children in Flint

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal would offer comprehensive benefits to all children and young adults who may have come into contact with lead in the water

January 26, 2016

Flint Students to Get Bottled Water From Walmart, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Nestle

The four companies announced that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to Flint schools for the rest of the calendar year as the city continues to deal with the fallout of lead-contaminated tap water.

January 26, 2016

Detroit Judge Declines to Force Protesting Teachers Back to Classrooms

Many Detroit teachers say they have no other way to force action as the district spirals into financial insolvency.

January 25, 2016

Layoffs in Chicago District Amid an Uncertain Future

News of 227 layoffs follows a proposal from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to take over the financially strapped school system.

January 25, 2016

Jennings, Mo., Schools Chief Who Focused on Poverty Moving to Topeka, Kan.

Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.

January 22, 2016

Michigan Lawmakers Target Detroit Teachers' Sickouts

Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.

January 21, 2016

Illinois Republicans Propose State Takeover of Chicago Public Schools

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.

January 14, 2016

Study Raises Questions About State Takeovers of Urban School Districts

The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.

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