Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a constitutional amendment to create an "Opportunity School District," which will give the state power to take over chronically low-performing schools.
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March 06, 2015
March 05, 2015
As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion
March 02, 2015
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 27, 2015
A probe revealed that hundreds of students received credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly took the same course despite passing each time.
February 23, 2015
The three board members, along with a resident, request that the court grant a restraining order and preliminary injunction against the state to reverse the takeover.
February 20, 2015
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 13, 2015
Broward County Public Schools is hoping to use a $3.3 million grant to attract an out-of-state charter operator with experience working in poor communities.
February 06, 2015
State law caps severance payments at 18 months, but many districts are now using the 18-month cap as the norm.
February 02, 2015
The proposal comes after the state board of education voted to take over Little Rock's schools.
January 29, 2015
State education officials voted to immediately dissolve the city's elected board but to keep local superintendent on an "interim" basis.