Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.
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June 12, 2015
June 01, 2015
Stephen K. Zrike, Jr., the superintendent of the Wakefield, Mass., schools, will work with the state to turn around the chronically underperforming district in Holyoke.
May 21, 2015
The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.
April 30, 2015
The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.
March 27, 2015
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
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
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
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
As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion
March 02, 2015
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.