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May 02, 2016

Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit

The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.

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.

April 17, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects Fact-Finder's Recommendations on Contract

A fact-finder's report recommended that a contract between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school district include terms about salary, pension contributions, and healthcare from a January offer that the union had already rejected.

March 29, 2016

Nearly 50 Oklahoma School Districts Sue the State Over Funding

The 48 districts said the state has miscalculated state aid for about 22 years and that the mistake has cost disadvantaged districts million of dollars.

March 24, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union Approves One-Day Walkout on April 1

The Chicago Teachers Union has called the impending walkout a "day of action" The union called for the labor action after the school district announced three furlough days.

March 15, 2016

Pennsylvania School Districts Make Stark Choices During Budget Impasse

Districts are dipping into reserves, cutting programs, and borrowing huge sums of money to stay afloat during the Pennsylvania budget impasse, according to the state's school boards association.

March 09, 2016

Financially Strapped Detroit Schools Can't Pay Employees After April 8

State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings

February 19, 2016

Illinois Board of Education Investigating Chicago District's Finances

The State Board of Education sent letters to Chicago school district officials this week seeking financial information, including documents pertaining to major contracts, financial projections, and debt schedules.

February 17, 2016

Poor Districts Shortchanged in New York State, Advocacy Groups Say

The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.

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.

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