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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.

August 15, 2014

Philly's Schools Will Open on Time, But With Cuts to Programs

Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.

October 17, 2013

Fla. Superintendent Draws Fire for Role in 'American Exceptionalism' Conference

Local school board asks to be disassociated with the upcoming conference that the main organizer says is a nonpartisan, education event.

July 12, 2013

N.C. School Boards Resist Declaring Party Affiliation

Candidates for local school boards in two North Carolina districts may soon have to announce their party affiliation.

May 01, 2013

Baton Rouge Seeks to Avoid State Takeover

The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.

January 30, 2012

Struggling Penn. District Tries to Hold Off Insolvency

The Chester-Upland District and a charter school have identified potential sources of money to keep the school system operating until June.

October 31, 2011

Union-District Partnerships on Display at Urban Education Conference

Sometimes forging a collaborative relationship requires both sides to take a leap of faith, union and district officials say.

December 21, 2010

Memphis School Board to Allow Consolidation Vote

The city voters will choose in no more than 60 days whether to merge the Memphis district with the surrounding Shelby County district.

October 13, 2010

Michelle Rhee Resigns as D.C. Schools Chancellor

District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced this morning that she is resigning after three and a half years in the job.

October 07, 2010

Newark's Facebook Deal Hits Obstacles

Remember all the fanfare less than two weeks ago about the $100 million deal Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Gov. Chris Christie made with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg? Well, it seems they should have consulted a copy of the state's education law before hopping on Oprah's couch for the big...

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