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April 18, 2016

Strike Drumbeat Builds in Chicago As District Urges More Negotiations

After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.

February 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer

The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.

January 28, 2016

District Per-Pupil Spending Fell Slightly in Fiscal Year 2013 New Federal Data Show

New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.

January 22, 2016

Michigan Lawmakers Target Detroit Teachers' Sickouts

Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.

August 27, 2015

Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.

August 24, 2015

Ousted Albuquerque Schools Administrator Faces Child Sex Charges

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

Pennsylvania Amends Financial Recovery Plan for Chester Upland District

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 Changes the Start Time at 82 Schools To Save Money

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

Rahm Emanuel Names New Leaders for Chicago Schools

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

Elements of 'Portfolio' Strategy Taking Root in Some Districts

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.

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