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February 13, 2015

Broward County District Looks to Charters to Improve Schools

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

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 02, 2015

Arkansas Considering Redrawing District Lines in Little Rock Area

The proposal comes after the state board of education voted to take over Little Rock's schools.

January 29, 2015

Arkansas State Board Takes Over Little Rock School District

State education officials voted to immediately dissolve the city's elected board but to keep local superintendent on an "interim" basis.

January 13, 2015

Michigan Governor Appoints New Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools

Darnell Earley will be the fourth emergency manager of the Detroit school system, which has been under state oversight since March 2009.

January 07, 2015

New Report Details Cumbersome Procurement Practices in Big-City Districts

The report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education says some of those procurement processes, while well-meaning, may stifle innovation.

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

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 12, 2014

Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

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.

December 03, 2014

FBI Seizes Records in Los Angeles Unified's Troubled iPad Program

Twenty boxes of documents related to the district's troubled $1.3-billion program to provide iPads to all students were taken from the district on Monday, amid reports that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into the program.

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