Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.


Tennessee School Districts Sue the State Over Funding

The seven districts allege that the state is not complying with the basic education formula and that discrepancies have shifted the financial burden to local school districts and schools.


Floretta D. McKenzie, Former District of Columbia Schools Superintendent, Dies

Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.


Vulnerable Chicago Students Face Frequent Discipline, Report Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.


Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Heads to Jury

Jurors must decide if 12 former district employees were part of a vast criminal conspiracy, committed lesser felonies, or were merely pawns in a scheme masterminded by their former bosses and supervisors.


St. Paul, Minn., Schools Chief Gets Contract Renewal

Valeria Silva has worked in the district since 1987 and served as superintendent since 2009.


Fort Worth's Superintendent Search Stalls

The school board in Texas' sixth largest school district has "some issues they need to work through before resuming the search," a school spokesman said.


Urban Districts Outperformed By Charter Counterparts, Study Finds

The report also shows that most urban charter and district schools are serving equal numbers of English language learners as well as students in poverty and special education.


President Obama and Urban School Leaders Discuss NCLB and Budget

After meeting with leaders from a dozen of the nation's largest school districts, the president also said there would be a "major debate" if a Republican budget did not reflect investment in the programs that are leading to improvements in urban schools.


President Obama to Meet With Big-City School Leaders

Among the topics for discussion, the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act, early childhood education, assessments, college and career ready standards, and the My Brother's Keeper program.


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