The district's school board is also reeling over allegations of corruption and incompetence.
The endowment comes with changes that will reduce the number of eligible districts and finalists for the 10-year-old prize.
The critical report blames a bloc of newly-elected school board members for "destabilizing the school system and community."
A report from the National Center for Education Statistics report also includes graduation rate and enrollment data.
The KIPP charter school network reached a 10-year agreement with the Baltimore Teachers Union today for how much it will pay its teachers for working extra-long hours.
Education Week has just set up a shiny new Twitter feed for this blog, which you can find here. Right now nothing is there, but the feed will soon start carrying links back to the blog, along with other bits of school district news that I pick up while I'm reporting. Feel free to sign up!...
The publishing company says that a press release that indicated it was the winner of the textbook competition that was still underway was a misunderstanding.
City voters choose consolidation, but it remains to be seen how quickly any merger can take place.
The newly elected mayor has reportedly not considered any other candidates except Kaya Henderson, who has served in the role since Rhee stepped down last year.
Christina Kishimoto's appointment was nearly derailed by last-minute objections from the city's mayor.