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November 17, 2017

Commission Overseeing Philly Schools Votes to Disband. What Happens Next?

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, the first step in ending 16 years of state control of the city's school system.

August 11, 2017

Houston District May Face State Takeover

Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.

July 21, 2017

In Chicago, Enrollment Decline and Funding Uncertainties Lead to Smaller School Budgets

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

Illinois Judge Dismisses Chicago Funding-Discrimination Lawsuit Against the State

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.

March 27, 2017

Georgia School Turnaround Bill Advances

If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.

March 06, 2017

Public School Fees Can Add Up, Limit Access to Education, Report Finds

A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.

February 28, 2017

Betsy DeVos and Superintendents' Group Discuss Federal Budget; ESSA

Representatives from the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, met with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss the group's education priorities.

February 27, 2017

Chicago District Threatens Shorter Year; Summer School Cancellation

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.

February 16, 2017

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Elected Chicago School Board

Under a 1995 law, the seven members of the Chicago school board are appointed by the city's mayor. Chicago is the only district in Illinois that does not have an elected school board.

September 29, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Georgia's Ballot Question on Statewide School District

A lawsuit asks the court for an injunction to stop a statewide district from going into effect in Georgia if a Nov. 8 ballot measure passes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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