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.
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December 12, 2014
November 13, 2014
The ruling brings a 21-year-old legal battle over school funding to an end and orders state lawmakers and school districts to craft an agreement on South Carolina's K-12 funding formula.
October 17, 2014
The union, angry over the district's unilateral move to cancel the teachers' contract, is asking for the dispute to be moved to Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas
October 07, 2014
The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.
October 06, 2014
The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.
September 23, 2014
The $2-a-pack cigarette tax will generate about $49 million in revenues to the cash-strapped schools in the first year, but it does not solve the district's long-term financial problems.
September 12, 2014
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.
August 27, 2014
The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.
August 01, 2014
Revenue from a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana sales flows into special grant funds to help districts pay for construction projects and to hire more health professionals.
July 30, 2014
K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.