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.
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December 26, 2014
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
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
The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.
December 12, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.