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January 16, 2015

Philadelphia's Per-Pupil Revenue Lags Other Big-City Districts, Report Says

The report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that per-pupil revenue in Philadelphia in the 2013-14 school year was lower than seven of the 11 big-city districts analyzed.

December 26, 2014

Pa. to Take Over York City Schools, Paving the Way for Charter Conversion

In an order issued Friday, President Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh placed the struggling district in receivership for three years, beginning immediately. The receiver, David Meckley, has proposed that an outside charter management organization run all of the schools.

December 23, 2014

Law Firms File Request on Behalf of Special Ed. Students in York City, Pa. Case

A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

November 21, 2014

NOLA Charter Schools Sticking With Recovery School District

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.

October 15, 2014

Huge Disparity in Per-Pupil Spending in Washington-Area Schools, Report Shows

On the low end, Prince George's County in Maryland spent $10,408 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, while the District of Columbia's public charter schools spent $18,150 per pupil, according to an analysis of spending data by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

September 11, 2014

New York City Schools Will Provide Space for Four Charter Schools

After a very public spat that dragged on through much of the winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to provide space for four charter schools in district-run schools. Under the law, the district can either provide the space for charter schools or pay for the charter schools to use private space.

August 06, 2014

Achievement Improves in New Orleans Schools, Challenges Remain, Says Report

A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.

August 05, 2014

Michelle Rhee to Chair Her Husband's Sacramento Charter Group

The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.

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