The school districts are asking the state to pay them about $134 million, funds they say are owed to them under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The program, which provides money to poorer districts for teachers' salaries and retirement, textbooks, and building maintenance, has been fully funded only twice since it passed the legislature in 1997.
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September 16, 2014
September 04, 2014
Philly school news roundup: No schools made the list of those considered persistently dangerous; the family of a 12-year-old girl who died after falling ill at school last year sues the district; and the district offers free lunch and breakfast to all students.
August 28, 2014
A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.
January 13, 2014
The agreement sets an end date for nearly $70 million in desegregation aid that Arkansas pays to Little Rock and two other school districts.
December 13, 2013
The Kansas City school district will ask a court to stop transfers out of the district, mandated by a 1993 law, while the Missouri Board of Education considers a pending request to grant the district provisional accreditation.
November 15, 2013
Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.
October 15, 2013
The high court rejected an appeal from African American parents that a student assignment plan for the district led to resegregation of the school district.
July 24, 2013
Two bankrupt school districts in Michigan will be dissolved in accordance with a new state law, and students will be sent to other districts.
April 15, 2013
A law suit against a Los Angeles school district claims at-large election process illegally obstructs Latinos' voting clout.
March 21, 2013
The Georgia Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of a Georgia law that allowed governor Nathan Deal to suspend six of the school board's nine members.