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December 26, 2014

Pa. to Take Over York City Schools, Paving the Way for Charter Conversion

In an order issued Friday, President Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh placed the struggling district in receivership for three years, beginning immediately. The receiver, David Meckley, has proposed that an outside charter management organization run all of the schools.

December 23, 2014

Mass. Gov.-Elect Picks K-12 Philanthropy Official as New Education Secretary

Jim Peyser currently works for the NewSchools Venture Fund, and has strong ties to charter schools and past Republican governors in the Bay State.

December 23, 2014

Law Firms File Request on Behalf of Special Ed. Students in York City, Pa. Case

A local judge is expected to rule on whether to appoint a receiver to oversee the district, which could lead the district to turn over school operations to a charter-management organization.

December 19, 2014

Settlement Agreement Reached in NOLA Special Education Lawsuit

The agreement includes changes to the charter renewal process.

December 18, 2014

Why California's Accountability Reforms Are a Big Deal

More California exceptionalism: the state's new school funding law, and the local engagement lawmakers built into it, fundamentally change both school finance and accountability.

December 17, 2014

Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.

December 17, 2014

Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says

In response to a major study showing poor performance among Ohio charter schools, a national education-consulting group is proposing several policy changes for the state.

December 16, 2014

The Disruptors

Kicking kids out for misbehavior is easy. Figuring out why they're misbehaving and addressing those needs is the real challenge.

December 16, 2014

Bridging the Naughty-Nice Divide in Education Debates

Teachers unions and school reformers often force teachers to pick a side—district or charter—and stick to it; however, more teachers need to cross that invisible line.

December 12, 2014

Pa. District Could Become State's First All-Charter School System

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.

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