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November 30, 2016 – Education Week
 Tests conducted this past summer show high lead levels in the water at 60 Cleveland schools.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
 The Texas board of education has unanimously rejected a Mexican-American-studies textbook that experts say is rife with factual errors and anti-Hispanic bias.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
 Chicago's police chief has agreed to hold monthly meetings with a group of black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer's fatal shooting of a black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
 The St. Louis region's desegregation program, one of the longest-running and largest in the country, will begin winding down under a plan approved by a governing board.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
 One in 4 Chicago public school teachers miss more than 10 days of school a year, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of 2013-14 data from the Illinois board of education.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  The entire seven-member school board of a 1,300-student Virginia district has resigned.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  Antwan Wilson, the superintendent in Oakland, Calif., was named last week as District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's choice to lead the city's public schools.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  An arbitrator has sided with a former Fairbanks North Star Borough school district superintendent who was fired in 2014 for incompetence.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  A former District of Columbia schools chancellor has been censured by the city's ethics board for soliciting a six-figure contribution from a company that was doing business with the school system.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  A New York school district paid an 11-year-old $6,500 plus expenses for serving as a keynote speaker for staff and hosting a student workshop.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  A Q&A in the Nov. 16, 2016, issue of Education Week with Sharon Contreras, the superintendent of the Guilford County, N.C., school district, about women in educational leadership posts, incorrectly stated her relationship to the child she is raising.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
  A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree last week was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.
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