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March 25, 2015

Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.

March 10, 2015

School Boards Group Disputes Recent Guidance on Communication Supports

The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.

March 05, 2015

Calif. Legislator Seeks $900 Million Boost for Standards Implementation

"Ongoing state investment is critical if we wish to build upon the progress that has already been made," a California lawmaker said in announcing the legislation.

March 05, 2015

Nevada Bond Rollover Allows Districts to Address Overcrowding

The fast-growing Clark County district, which includes Las Vegas, has seven "shovel-ready" projects on tap, with 12 school scheduled to open in 2017 and plans to make additions to 40 other schools.

March 02, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Appoints New Head of Philly School Commission

The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.

February 24, 2015

Education Is a Key Factor in Chicago Mayor's Race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first term included a teachers' union strike and the closure of nearly 50 schools, but graduation rates rose to record-highs under his watch, ACT scores climbed, and full-day kindergarten was expanded.

February 20, 2015

Report Recommends Elected School Board for Chicago

A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.

February 06, 2015

California Lawmaker Wants to Cap Hefty Payouts for Departing District Leaders

State law caps severance payments at 18 months, but many districts are now using the 18-month cap as the norm.

February 03, 2015

Bringing Charter School Control Closer to Constituents

Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan debate the merits of public vs. private control of schools. What can democratic systems teach us about school governance?

January 29, 2015

California Districts File Claim for Additional Funds to Cover State Testing

Four districts and one county education office in California say the state must provide more financial aid to local K-12 agencies to help them implement state assessments.

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