Counter to the received wisdom, the tax credit scholarship program's expansion appears to have benefited low-income students, even as researchers wonder where the 'tipping point' might lie.
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Philadelphia Superintendent on Leading Through a Financial Crisis and Raising Expectations For Students
William Hite became Philly's schools chief in 2012 when the district was in severe financial straits. In a wide-ranging interview with Education Week, he talks about lessons he's learned and how his leadership philosophy has evolved in one of the most challenged urban districts in the country.
March 30, 2018
Ras Baraka, a former principal who is running for re-election this year, said aggressive charter school growth could "suck the life" out of traditional public schools, according to Chalkbeat.
February 12, 2018
The new survey by a national superintendents' group also shows that 62 percent of superintendents say they will not be able to make up funding cuts.
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.
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.
November 14, 2016
The seven-member school board in Franklin City, Va., resigned after the City Council asked the members to do so over questions of financial management.
October 27, 2016
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Board of Education approved borrowing nearly $1 billion for construction costs and to refinance high-interest debt.
August 25, 2016
The Chicago school district is relying on property tax hikes and $215 million in pledged financial assistance from the state.