Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:42pm
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission moved Monday to borrow $300 million to bridge a massive deficit, emphasizing the bond deal will probably be the district's last for several years. In a brief, sober meeting, the commission approved a tough five-year financial plan for the district as a prelude to the bond sale to cover a deficit of more than $200 million in the current $2.5 billion budget, as well as a shortfall anticipated in the fiscal year that begins next July 1.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 3:38pm
Robert Gagnon, who was named an assistant superintendent just six months ago, is now serving as the interim superintendent of schools as the Manatee County School Board searches for a superintendent who can clean up the mess Tim McGonegal left behind with an immediate resignation Monday.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 1:50pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they'll owe.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 3:31pm
The U.S. Education Department denied South Carolina's request to further appeal a $36 million penalty for not spending enough on special education during the economic downturn, meaning the cut could continue indefinitely.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 11:57pm
The New Hampshire Senate Education Committee is weighing the House's version of a plan to give businesses a tax credit for donating to scholarship organizations to send students to private or public schools.