The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleges that the state was severely underfunding schools, forcing school districts to lean heavily on property taxes, which especially disadvantages students in property-poor areas.
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April 04, 2018
About 500 people submitted their names or were nominated for one of the nine spots on the new Philadelphia school board, the first to oversee the district since the state seized control in 2001.
September 29, 2017
Six school systems, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference want to change the state's school-funding system, which allows for wide spending gaps between low- and high-income districts.
August 16, 2016
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission abruptly canceled the teachers' union contract in October 2014, provoking a firestorm over whether the commission had legal authority to do so.
June 14, 2016
Anthony Hamlet, a former NFL player and school administrator in the Palm Beach, Fla., school district, was chosen as Pittsburgh's superintendent last month, and now questions have surfaced about his résumé.
March 17, 2016
Superintendent William Hite has said that he wants to hire a nurse and counselor in every school. That plan depends on state funding.
March 15, 2016
Districts are dipping into reserves, cutting programs, and borrowing huge sums of money to stay afloat during the Pennsylvania budget impasse, according to the state's school boards association.