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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.

December 03, 2014

FBI Seizes Records in Los Angeles Unified's Troubled iPad Program

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.

September 12, 2014

L. A. Superintendent Wants Board Members' Tech-Company Contacts

John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.

July 30, 2014

Why Do the Lawsuits Against Obamacare Matter to School Districts?

K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.

July 07, 2014

Philadelphia District and Teachers' Union Locked in Dispute Over Seniority

The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.

June 17, 2014

Missouri Takes Over Local School System, Acts to Stem Transfer Costs

Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future

February 05, 2014

New Standards on Tap for Food Services Staff in Proposed Federal Rules

The rules would set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

January 22, 2014

Houston District Bans 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

Four schools in the district will have to change their mascots by next fall when the policy takes effect.

December 03, 2013

Detroit Is Eligible for Bankruptcy; Teachers' Pensions Remain Intact

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.

December 02, 2013

Common-Core Needs Dominate Districts' Curriculum Priorities, Survey Finds

A new survey shows that school districts are placing top priority on modifying curriculum and instruction to meet the new standards, along with adjusting assessments.

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