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December 10, 2013

California Districts Tangle With State Over Counting Low-Income Students

Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.

October 02, 2013

Calif. Districts Improve Services for Poor Students, Report Finds

Nearly a decade after the state settled a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of poor children, conditions in some of California's most disadvantaged schools have significantly improved.

July 12, 2013

Districts Accountable for Foster Youth in New Calif. Funding Scheme

California schools and districts will have to track academic achievement of students in foster care as a separate accountability subgroup.

May 01, 2013

School District Spending Holds Steady, Says Survey

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics looks at funding and expenditures for schools across the nation.

April 10, 2013

New York School Funding: Is It Getting Fairer?

A new study analyzes effectiveness of New York's weighted school funding scheme.

May 17, 2011

'Funding Cliff' Leads to Job Losses in Florida District

Broward may lose more than 1,400 teachers to plug a $140 million budget hole.

September 21, 2010

Study Finds Wide Variations in Preparation, Graduation of NYC Students

A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.

August 09, 2010

Denver Pension Deal Raises Questions

Complex Denver school pension deal raises national attention as Sen. Michael Bennet fights for his political life.

June 18, 2010

Chicago Schools Look to Close Budget Gap

Chicago's board of education gave permission this week for school administrators to boost class sizes and layoff teachers to deal with a budget crunch.

June 08, 2010

D.C. Teacher Contract Financing Under Investigation

The city's campaign finance office is investigating Michelle A. Rhee's actions in negotiating terms of a deal with foundations to support the District of Columbia's teacher contract .

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