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.
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"We understand that significant federal dollars could be at risk because of our support for every student and every family," Los Angeles Unified school board president Steve Zimmer said.
September 01, 2016
Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.
August 25, 2016
The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.
August 19, 2016
The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.
July 13, 2016
School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.
June 07, 2016
In a new survey, 85 percent of Pennsylvania school districts said they planned to raise taxes for the next school year, and a majority said that the $200 million in new education funding will not be enough to restore cuts made in recent years.
June 07, 2016
Chicago Public Schools' parents, teachers, principals, and volunteers launched the hashtag #NotAPrison to push back against Gov. Rauner's comments that some of the city's schools were "basically almost crumbling prisons" and not places where young people should be educated.
June 06, 2016
Fifteen superintendents wrote to Gov. Rauner on June 6, accusing him of playing politics with education funding and warning that the majority of school districts will not be able to open in the fall without changes to state funding.
May 05, 2016
The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.