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Carlie Chludzinski, 7, left, and Aubrey Pierce, 6, arrive on the first day of classes for the Harbor Creek school district in Pennsylvania.
—Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News/AP

Pa. Budget Stalemate Squeezes Districts as Schools Open

The faceoff between the legislature and governor has caused some school systems to turn to loans and reserves in the absence of state money. (September 8, 2015)

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Illinois school districts have a new ally in Gov. Bruce Rauner as they try to eliminate state mandates that they say drive up costs and sometimes force them to lay off reading instructors to hire physical education teachers.
September 21, 2015 - AP
Some providers warn they would have to drop children from the federal early-education program because of a lack of facilities or teachers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Though the main sticking points, wages and work hours, are familiar, policies on teacher evaluation and discipline also remain contested.
September 11, 2015 - Education Week
In an excerpt from her book The Prize, Dale Russakoff details the backstory of how two public figures attracted an infusion of private money in a bid to transform Newark's flagging schools.
September 9, 2015 - Education Week
The city's new superintendent, Christopher Cerf, is pledging to work with the community as it moves toward regaining governance of public schools after 20 years under state authority.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
The writings of Aristotle and Euclid become the texts in a new National Science Foundation-funded project to pilot the use of primary math materials.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Concerns that too many qualified students are missing out on financial assistance have prompted calls to make the FAFSA process easier and more accessible.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Dueling bills passed in both chambers to overhaul the federal education law face lawmakers fresh off a five-week summer sabbatical.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week

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