The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, the first step in ending 16 years of state control of the city's school system.
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November 17, 2017
August 11, 2017
Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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.
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.
March 27, 2017
If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.
March 06, 2017
A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.
February 28, 2017
Representatives from the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, met with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss the group's education priorities.
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.
February 16, 2017
Under a 1995 law, the seven members of the Chicago school board are appointed by the city's mayor. Chicago is the only district in Illinois that does not have an elected school board.
September 29, 2016
A lawsuit asks the court for an injunction to stop a statewide district from going into effect in Georgia if a Nov. 8 ballot measure passes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.