Six school systems, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference want to change the state's school-funding system, which allows for wide spending gaps between low- and high-income districts.
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September 29, 2017
August 09, 2017
Lawyers representing the black families opposed to the split, argued that the decision could lead to resegregation of a district with a history of intentionally separating white and black students.
June 01, 2017
Less than two months after U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala laid out the steps the city of Gardendale must take to split from the more diverse Jefferson County schools, she has decided to delay the order.
May 02, 2017
The schools ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically statewide for at least the last three years. Under the agreement, the schools will remain open at least another three years.
March 15, 2017
The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.
July 25, 2016
Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.
May 17, 2016
A federal judge has ordered the 3,600-student Cleveland, Miss., school district to merge its racially isolated middle and high schools.
April 07, 2016
The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.
February 26, 2016
The Detroit schools filed the lawsuit in January against teachers, grassroots groups, and the union, seeking an injunction to stop the sickouts that have closed dozens of schools over the past two months.
August 31, 2015
In the lawsuit, the district, which includes the city of Memphis, accuses the state of withholding funds and disproportionately hurting children in impoverished areas.