Plan Outlines Aid For Troubled Pa. School DistrictA suburban Philadelphia school system that threatened to shut down due to lack of funds should be able to stay open if a third party oversees the district's financial operations for the rest of the academic year, state education officials say.
Pa. Education Department To Chester-Upland: Fix Your Own Budget DisasterThe Pennsylvania Education Department has shot down a request from the Chester-Upland School District for an advance on state funding the district says it needs to meet payroll after the end of the month.
Pa. Secretary Of Education Gives Districts 30 Days To Investigate Standardized Test ScoresPennsylvania’s secretary of education is ordering more than three dozen school districts to conduct internal investigations of suspicious scores on state standardized tests.
Mayor Nutter Signs Agreement To Give City More Control Over School Districtayor Nutter is heralding an agreement with the School District and the state which gives the city more info about school finances, and more say over how the district is run.
Corbett Seeks To Prevent Property Tax Hikes That Could Follow Education CutsAnswering critics who say cuts in state funding for public schools will simply result in local tax hikes, Governor Corbett, in his budget address, proposed that all property tax hikes above the rate of inflation be subject to voter referendum.