Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:06am
After hearing brief arguments from the state and the six parties in the case, State District Judge John Dietz announced that a new six-week trial would begin on Jan. 6. The suit was filed last summer after lawmakers cut $5.4 billion from state public education funding while simultaneously implementing a rigorous new testing and accountability system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:21pm
Washington state’s school superintendent says he opposes the expansion of half-days on school calendars and wants lawmakers to act next year to give his office the authority to curb them.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 2:14pm
Four members of local unions, two of whom have students in Philly public schools, began a hunger strike early yesterday in front of Gov. Corbett's Center City field office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:38pm
The Olathe (Kan.) School District will immediately begin planning to build a fifth high school and will enhance security measures at all its schools now that voters have approved a $244.8 million bond package.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 5:46pm
Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:54am
Many in Inglewood thought the city's struggling school district had been handed a lifeline last year when the state Department of Education took the reins, hiring new leaders and infusing the school system with $55 million in emergency loans.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:04pm
Chicago Public Schools released budgets for individual schools to principals Wednesday and revealed a few more details on how it plans to close a budget gap of nearly $1 billion next year.
Principals for the first time will control the entire budget for their schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:34pm
Fifty-five Michigan districts, the largest number of deficit-ridden schools the state has seen, are spending more money than they’re taking in and are subject to state review.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:17am
Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:38am
The East Grand School District (Granby, Colo.) Board of Education is on track to pose a mill-levy ballot question in the November election. The tax will support technology maintenance and upgrades for all schools in the district.