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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 25, 2016

Jennings, Mo., Schools Chief Who Focused on Poverty Moving to Topeka, Kan.

Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.

January 21, 2016

Illinois Republicans Propose State Takeover of Chicago Public Schools

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and two Republican state legislators want the state to take over the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools.

December 24, 2015

Audit Faults Louisiana's Recovery School District's Tracking of Property

A state legislative audit, released this week, said that the Recovery School District has not adequately kept track of thousands of dollars worth of items purchased with public money.

December 16, 2015

Michigan Could Disband State-Run District for Low-Performing Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder has hinted for months that the Education Achievement Authority's status has been under review while lawmakers his latest plan to overhaul public education in Detroit.

December 10, 2015

Teacher Sickout Closes at Least Seven Detroit Schools

A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.

November 10, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union Says Members Are Willing to Strike

Ninety-seven percent of union members who participated in a "practice" strike vote last week supported a walkout if necessary, the union says.

November 03, 2015

Conservative School Board Members in Jefferson Co., Colo., Ousted in Recall Vote

The three conservative school board members lost their seats in a hotly-contested recall election in the Denver suburb of Jefferson County, Colo.

October 28, 2015

Is a Local School Board in Philadelphia's Future?

Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.

October 15, 2015

Ex-Chicago Schools CEO's Work in Detroit Faces Scrutiny

Barbara-Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty to defrauding the Chicago schools. Now, a contract she awarded during her time in the Detroit schools is getting another look.

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