There have been allegations of death threats, and spending is expected to top $1 million in a contentious recall election in Jefferson County, Colo., according to media reports.
Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.
Some urban districts saw statistically significant gains in their 2015 4th and 8th grade reading and math results, while overall, NAEP scores in both subjects either dropped or stagnated nationally.
Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as well as those representing states and school districts, discussed proposals to improve assessments amid debate about "overtesting" at a panel in Washington.
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved new standards for school leaders after a lengthy revision process.
After debates about confederate symbols on school grounds, the Montgomery County school board in southwestern Virginia plans to ban symbols that would interfere with learning from school property.
Barbara-Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty to defrauding the Chicago schools. Now, a contract she awarded during her time in the Detroit schools is getting another look.
Barbara Byrd-Bennett was accused of steering about $23 million in no-bid contracts to a former employer in exchange for kickbacks.
The new law, which takes into effect on Jan. 1 of next year, makes California the first state in the nation to ban public schools from using the term.