Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist is backing the teacher walkouts in her state to push lawmakers for higher pay for teachers, support staff, and more funding for public schools. She said Tulsa's schools will remain closed for as long as teachers are out.
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April 03, 2018
February 23, 2018
The Trump administration budget unveiled last week proposed eliminating a slew of federal programs that pay for school leaders and principal recruitment, training, and support.
January 24, 2018
The NFL made the decision after Eagles players Chris Long and Lane Johnson took to Twitter to nudge the league to follow to lead of Johnson, who donated the proceeds from his own underdog-themed gear to the district's not-for-profit arm, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
September 29, 2017
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.
July 21, 2017
The district expects its schools' budgets for the next school year to be smaller than the current year, in part because of projected decline in student enrollment and loss of federal funds.
May 31, 2017
Chicago schools CEO Forrest Claypool continues to denounce the way that the state of Illinois funds its public schools, arguing that the Chicago school system is being shortchanged on its share of K-12 aid.
May 03, 2017
A new national poll shows that a majority of African-American and Latino parents believe public schools in their communities are underfunded compared to those in white communities.
April 28, 2017
The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.
April 05, 2017
eliminating Title II would hamper efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law that Congress approved in December 2015, education advocates say.
February 27, 2017
City education leaders say they may be forced to cut the school year short by nearly two weeks and take other drastic steps unless a judge acts to force the state to make up for millions of dollars in lost aid to Chicago's schools.