The Pew Charitable Trust analysis found that no form of school governance provides a surefire way to address the academic and fiscal issues that many districts face.
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January 14, 2016
December 10, 2015
As budget talks drag on in the state capital, two Pennsylvania school districts say they may extend the Christmas break because they are running out of money.
October 28, 2015
Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.
October 01, 2015
The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.
August 27, 2015
The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.
July 06, 2015
The funds will go toward programs supporting "READ! by 4th," a citywide campaign to have all of the city's children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.
June 08, 2015
Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.
May 20, 2015
The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.
May 20, 2015
Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.
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.