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February 19, 2016

Illinois Board of Education Investigating Chicago District's Finances

The State Board of Education sent letters to Chicago school district officials this week seeking financial information, including documents pertaining to major contracts, financial projections, and debt schedules.

February 17, 2016

Poor Districts Shortchanged in New York State, Advocacy Groups Say

The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.

February 01, 2016

Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer

The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.

January 28, 2016

District Per-Pupil Spending Fell Slightly in Fiscal Year 2013 New Federal Data Show

New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.

January 08, 2016

Pennsylvania School Boards Association Sues the State, Legislature to Fund K-12

A state budget impasse has forced school districts to borrow nearly $1 billion since last July.

December 10, 2015

Some Penn. Districts May Not Open After Christmas Due to State Budget Impasse

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 01, 2015

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

August 27, 2015

Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

July 20, 2015

Judge Rules Against Mississippi Districts in School Funding Lawsuit

The 21 districts, represented by former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, had argued that the state funding formula had deprived them of $240 million over the last six years. They plan to appeal.

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