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July 09, 2014

Where Are the Nation's 'Most Productive' School Districts?

Reports from a progressive think tank suggest changes in state policy could help districts get more bang for their buck.

June 26, 2014

Student Transfer Issue Continues To Roil Missouri Districts

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers on a promise to veto a bill that would have created a voucher program for students who attend unaccredited districts.

June 17, 2014

Philadelphia School Officials Continue to Seek Funds as Budget Deadline Looms

Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.

May 23, 2014

Maryland Districts Dominate Top Per-Pupil Spenders, Census Data Show

Nationally, per-pupil spending was static between fiscal years 2011 and 2012, but overall expenditures by districts dropped off some.

March 06, 2014

Public Schools Need Nearly $200 Billion to Improve Facilities, Survey Finds

A national survey finds that more than half of the nation's public schools need major upgrades to bring their buildings to "good overall condition."

January 16, 2014

In Calif., Districts and Advocates Make Case on Rules for Funding Needy Students

Precisely how to divvy up the billions in extra dollars for K-12 schools is the subject of fierce debate among state education officials, local educators, and advocates for English-learners and low-income students.

December 10, 2013

California Districts Tangle With State Over Counting Low-Income Students

Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.

November 15, 2013

Arkansas Reaches Possible End of Desegregation Settlement, Payments

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

August 28, 2013

Philadelphia Union Offers to Skip Raises; District Says Not Enough

Faced with a huge budget deficit, Philadelphia school officials say they need pay cuts and other concessions from the teachers' union before schools can open next month.

August 08, 2013

Report: States Could Save Millions By Consolidating Small Districts

The Center for American Progress has released a new report suggesting that school districts could improve efficiency by consolidating small districts.

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