The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the nation’s largest school system.
More commonly reserved for banks and other institutions holding sensitive data, cyberattacks are increasingly targeting school systems around the country.
Teachers went on strike in February over a bill they opposed. A few months later, they face the same fight.
The current debate over school funding must move beyond teacher salaries and whether the books in public schools are tattered.
A better educated workforce is needed to compete more effectively. A high school education is no longer sufficient in a post-industrial society. But can enough people afford that? Yes, but they need to work for it, in a different way than you think
Today, America's public universities face an explosion of higher education outlets globally, stagnant middle-class incomes, growth of for-profit education providers, and increased efficacy of alternative delivery modes, particularly on the Web.
For all the talk of encouraging entrepreneurial attitudes in schools and giving more choice to students, too many schools still hadn't understood what's actually required to do this successfully.