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September 16, 2014

More Mississippi School Districts Join Funding Lawsuit

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.

September 04, 2014

Safety Improves Inside Philadelphia Schools, District Reports

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

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

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

Judge Approves End to Little Rock Desegregation Settlement

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

Kansas City, Mo., Schools Ask Court to Hold Off on Student Transfer Law

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 Reaches Possible End of Desegregation Settlement, Payments

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

October 15, 2013

Nashville Student Assignment Case Turned Down by Supreme Court

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

Buena Vista, Inkster Districts Will Be Dissolved

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

School District's Voting Rights Called Into Question

A law suit against a Los Angeles school district claims at-large election process illegally obstructs Latinos' voting clout.

March 21, 2013

Georgia Supreme Court Will Review Governor's Suspension of School Board Members

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.

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