A 13-member panel of principals and education leadership experts will review the standards this month before sending them to the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.
Twelve residents have been staging a hunger strike to keep Dyett High School in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood open as a green technology school.
A Fulton County, Ga., jury convicted Shani Robinson in April of racketeering and false statements and writings, but the judge in the case delayed her sentencing because she was pregnant at the time.
In the lawsuit, the district, which includes the city of Memphis, accuses the state of withholding funds and disproportionately hurting children in impoverished areas.
Luis Valentino came under fire after it was discovered that Jason Martinez, whom he hired as a deputy superintendent, was facing child sex abuse charges in Colorado.
Thousands of students and their families fled New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the families shared their stories with us as the storm's 10th anniversary approached.
Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."
The school board is mulling its new superintendent's future following revelations that one of his hires faced child sex abuse charges.
Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.
The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.