The plan to reshape Nevada's Clark County school district—the country's fifth-largest school system—will give principals more autonomy and shrink the central office.
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Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.
August 19, 2016
After a series of public hearings, a plan to reorganize the Clark County, Nev., district, which will give principals more autonomy over how schools are run and cut down on the central office, was approved this week. It still has to be approved by the state board of education.
July 25, 2016
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July 13, 2016
School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.
July 06, 2016
What started as an effort to break up the Clark County, Nev., school district has evolved into a plan to decentralize the sprawling district and create autonomous schools.
June 20, 2016
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted a three-year extension, but New York state Senate Republicans offered a one-year deal.
June 09, 2016
The set of bills would pay off the district's debt and return control of the Detroit schools to a locally elected school board in January. Despite the changes, Detroit's mayor and teacher union leaders oppose the plan.
June 07, 2016
In a new survey, 85 percent of Pennsylvania school districts said they planned to raise taxes for the next school year, and a majority said that the $200 million in new education funding will not be enough to restore cuts made in recent years.
June 06, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking a three-year extension to retain control of New York City's schools. A state Senate bill proposes a one-year extension, with an "education inspector" to provide oversight.