Budget

8/16/2013

8/16/2013

Two weeks before the start of school, dozens of students have learned their classes have been eliminated. Officials from the New Haven School District said the Microsociety Magnet School's 6th, 7th, and 8th grades have been cut because of a $3 million deficit and students affected must begin a new school year at a different school.

8/16/2013

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will seek to borrow $50 million to avoid a delayed start to the public-school year for 136,000 students. A cash infusion would enable schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. to rehire 1,000 counselors, assistant principals, aides, and others who were among 4,100 employees laid off earlier this year.

8/15/2013

8/15/2013

Right now, the school district owns 108 properties on 525 acres of land. What the board wants to do is decide if the school district should sell some of the buildings they no longer use, or lease them.

8/14/2013

8/14/2013

In June, with no funding in sight, Philadelphia School District officials laid off 3,859 district employees, saying the district couldn't afford to pay their salaries anymore. Nonetheless, district officials are still hiring, prompting questions about staff priorities.

8/13/2013

8/13/2013

With just five days until the School District of Philadelphia reaches its funding deadline to determine whether schools will safely open on-time, its superintendent is meeting with principals to discuss the start of the year.

8/12/2013

8/12/2013

Facing a still-massive deficit, the Philadelphia School District will not open on time unless it has assurance by Aug. 16 that it will receive $50 million from the city, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. says.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013

North Atlanta High School, notable for both its beauty and its cost—$147 million compared to $38.5 million, the median cost of a new high school in the Deep South—opens this week in a district still recovering from a cheating scandal.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013

The district worked deep into the summer to fill the openings in its struggling Innovation Zone schools. Because of their low test scores, the seven "iZone" schools were required by the state and federal governments to come up with plans to turn themselves around.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013

The declaration will set in motion a process that could end with drastic options that include bankruptcy or an emergency manager.

8/7/2013

Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.

8/6/2013

8/6/2013

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.

8/5/2013

8/5/2013

Superintendent John Huppenthal says upward trend of the percentage of students passing could be better if there were more resources.

8/2/2013

8/2/2013

Jordan School District residents could be voting on the largest bond proposal in Utah history—a request for more than $500 million. The request comes as a result of the district’s boom in student population, which has rocketed 60 percent to 51,000 students over the last decade, with more than 2,000 new students expected this fall.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

The Cobb County (Marietta, Ga.) board has decided to purchase $2.9 million worth of electronic math textbooks for its middle and high school students. It’s a scaled-down version of the $7.5 million proposal 100 teachers endorsed that would have provided printed math textbooks, workbooks, and online resources to each of the district’s 108,000 students.

7/31/2013

The New Albany-Plain school board will spend $347,000 to upgrade technology for K8 classrooms, replacing equipment that is eight to 10 years old. Among other initiatives, the new equipment will help facilitate 10 blended learning courses the school offers.

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