A 150-page report by a task force on truancy in Chicago Public Schools proposed wide ranging reforms on both the local and state levels to cut absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools.
Revenue from a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana sales flows into special grant funds to help districts pay for construction projects and to hire more health professionals.
"The Forgotten Fourth" by Families for Excellent Schools, an advocacy group, paints a dark picture of a portion of the school system and calls for "bold leadership and action now" to fix the city's failing schools.
The educators agreed never to seek work at public, charter or cyber schools or with contracted education providers.
The deadline to nominate school district leaders with innovative ideas for Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From report is August 1.
The Governor's Aspiring Principals Academy is a yearlong program that includes in-person meetings along with online coaching, mentoring, and networking for 48 assistant principals, vice principals, and other school leaders.
K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.
Charges stemming from the widespread cheating scandal are still pending against the former Atlanta superintendent, but her poor health may keep her from ever standing trial.
An editorial in The Boston Globe Monday called the plan to install microphones on school buses "bad public policy and a bad lesson for students."
The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.