Friday Reading List: District Roundup

By Dakarai I. Aarons — March 19, 2010 1 min read
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Friday is here again as a welcome friend. Here’s some of the district news you may have missed this week:

  • The Memphis city school district wants its own police force, but the Memphis police chief doesn’t think it should happen. The two sides shared their perspectives before legislative committees in Nashville this week. The district has been looking at this issue off and on since at least 2007.
  • Speaking of Memphis, St. Patrick’s Day pinches got two middle school boys suspended.
  • Class sizes of 37 students may come to Chicago schools because of $700 million in potential budget cuts, schools CEO Ron Huberman warned this week.
  • Students at South Philadelphia high school are still unhappy with the district’s response since a December racially-based attack at the school.
  • Rochester, N.Y. Mayor Bob Duffy released more details of his proposed takeover of the city’s school district. The state legislature may have a bill filed on the measure as early as next month. He will appear at a forum Tuesday with some of the most vocal opponents of his plan—school board members and teachers’ union leaders.
  • Budget woes may cause the Charlotte-Mecklenberg, N.C. district to layoff more than 800 people.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.