The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.
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August 27, 2015
August 24, 2015
Former deputy superintendent Jason Martinez left his job last week after news broke that he hadn't completed a required background check.
August 18, 2015
The Wolf administration says that without drastic steps the district, which has a growing annual deficit, will not open its schools this year.
July 31, 2015
Chicago is staggering the start of the school day in a move it hopes will cut $13.5 million in transportation costs.
July 16, 2015
The new leadership team comes to a district facing a host of financial challenges, including a $1.1 billion budget deficit in the upcoming school year.
June 17, 2015
A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.
April 30, 2015
The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.
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 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.
December 03, 2014
Twenty boxes of documents related to the district's troubled $1.3-billion program to provide iPads to all students were taken from the district on Monday, amid reports that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into the program.