New York and New Jersey were both affected strongly by the economic downturn, but New Jersey appears to be struggling more financially.
The Chester-Upland District and a charter school have identified potential sources of money to keep the school system operating until June.
The expanded teacher evaluation process required by some education reform efforts takes too much time for too little reward, some principals say.
In its 6th report on the charter school landscape, the Center on Reinventing Public Education says that charter schools and traditional districts are realizing strengths in sharing resources.
A former utility executive has been brought in help the school close a $61 million budget gap.
Title I schools earned the money by meeting AYP three years in a row.
School board members now have an extra two weeks to comply with a new state law requiring a criminal background check for school board members.
The Wallace Foundation has condensed 10 years of work in school leadership into five practices it believes all good school principals should demonstrate.
The judge's ruling will not stop transfers from the unaccredited Kansas City school system to nearby accredited district, but the school systems will return to court Jan. 12 to try and resolve issues related to transportation and tuition.
Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.