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.
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February 19, 2016
February 17, 2016
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
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
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
A state budget impasse has forced school districts to borrow nearly $1 billion since last July.
December 10, 2015
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
The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.
August 27, 2015
The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.
August 18, 2015
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
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.