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March 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Urban District Leaders: 'I Support Great Public Schools'

In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.

March 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos and Boys of Color on Agenda at Urban School Leaders' Conference

Urban superintendents and school board members dove into sessions on state and federal education policy, school governance, English-language learners, and initiatives supporting males of color at the Council of the Great City Schools conference.

March 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Speak at Urban School Leaders' Legislative Conference

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to address superintendents and school board members from the country's largest school districts in Washington, D.C., on Monday at the annual legislative conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.

March 08, 2017

Expensive Los Angeles School Board Election Sends Two Seats to Runoff

Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.

February 27, 2017

Chicago District Threatens Shorter Year; Summer School Cancellation

City education leaders say they may be forced to cut the school year short by nearly two weeks and take other drastic steps unless a judge acts to force the state to make up for millions of dollars in lost aid to Chicago's schools.

February 27, 2017

Superintendent Receives Death Threats After Website Claims He's Anti-Trump

A WorldNetDaily.com story claims that the Dekalb County, Ga., schools chief R. Stephen Green fired three school employees for supporting President Donald Trump. Green denies the assertion.

February 23, 2017

Chicago Latino Advisory Committee Members Quit Over Budget Cuts

Members of the Chicago school district's Latino Advisory Committee said that district budget cuts fell disproportionately on schools with Latino students.

February 22, 2017

What Happens When Superintendents Sue Their School Boards? Usually Splitsville.

As the relationship breaks down, it's relatively common for superintendents to resign or retire. What's more uncommon though: sitting superintendents suing the school board members or vice versa. It never ends well.

January 26, 2017

Q&A With Principal Nadia Lopez: How to Build a Successful School

Nadia Lopez, principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., discusses her work in one of New York City's most challenging neighborhoods. Lopez gained national attention in 2015 when one of her students, Vidal Chastanet, told a photographer that Lopez was the person who influenced him most in life.

January 26, 2017

After Trump Immigration Order, Schools Draw Line in the Sand on Student Rights

"We understand that significant federal dollars could be at risk because of our support for every student and every family," Los Angeles Unified school board president Steve Zimmer said.

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