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March 27, 2015

Philadelphia's School Budget Seeks to Add Programs After Years of Cuts

The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.

March 26, 2015

Another District Takeover Recommended by Mass. Commissioner

If approved, Holyoke would become the second district in Massachusetts to be run by the state. The education commissioner, who recommended the takeover, said he felt a real sense of "urgency" to act now.

March 25, 2015

Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.

March 06, 2015

Georgia Senate Approves Measure to Allow the State to Take Over Failing Schools

Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a constitutional amendment to create an "Opportunity School District," which will give the state power to take over chronically low-performing schools.

March 05, 2015

Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools Rolls Out Restructuring Plan

As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion

March 02, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Appoints New Head of Philly School Commission

The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.

February 27, 2015

Administrators in Texas District Forced Out Amid Course and Credit Scandal

A probe revealed that hundreds of students received credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly took the same course despite passing each time.

February 23, 2015

Vote to Dissolve Little Rock, Ark., School Board Results in Lawsuit

The three board members, along with a resident, request that the court grant a restraining order and preliminary injunction against the state to reverse the takeover.

February 20, 2015

Report Recommends Elected School Board for Chicago

A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.

February 13, 2015

Broward County District Looks to Charters to Improve Schools

Broward County Public Schools is hoping to use a $3.3 million grant to attract an out-of-state charter operator with experience working in poor communities.

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