State Takeover

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Letters: Education’s monopoly trust; remembering the soldiers
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Jul 9, 5:23 AM: Commissioner Infante-Green needs to became a trustbuster. By calling for school choice, she could really shake things up for the better in the Providence Public School District. Embracing school choice would be truly >
N.J.’s takeover of Newark schools is officially over — 25 years later
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Jul 2, 7:00 AM: Finally. Officially. No more procedural steps. No more maybes. New Jersey’s takeover of Newark Public Schools formally ended Wednesday, almost 25 years to the day that the state stripped local control from its largest school >
Youngstown Plan upheld | City schools can keep CEO, distress commission
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May 14, 6:37 AM: The Youngstown Board of Education filed a lawsuit that made its way to the Ohio Supreme Court, arguing that the law now commonly referred to as the Youngstown Plan was not constitutional in its creation. The court disagreed.
Opinion: Whitmer, don’t turn your back on struggling schools
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Mar 5, 7:08 AM: Unfortunately, school districts like Flint are stuck between a rock and a hard place created by state policies. First, the district is hamstrung by a state funding model that ties operating revenues to student enrollment. School >
Texts show tensions flaring between the teachers’ union and the state in the Providence school
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Mar 2, 9:54 AM: In a series of testy text messages dating back to late December, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten appeared to warn Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green to back off her public criticism of the >
New supt. brings new school thinking to Providence
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Feb 21, 6:44 AM: Harrison Peters, the school district’s new superintendent, arrived Thursday with a cheerleader’s spirit, a critical mind and a belief that meaningful change can’t come soon enough to the city’s troubled public >
Editorial: Keep the pressure on to reform Boston schools
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Feb 14, 6:38 AM: Now would be the time for the state and the district to agree to an enforceable, specific timetable for reforms. If Walsh doesn’t want an embarrassing state intervention in the Boston Public Schools on his watch, and Baker doesn’t >
The next big phase of the Providence schools takeover: Negotiating a union contract
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Jan 30, 7:20 AM: Her request will soon be tested. As the community design teams go about their work, Infante-Green is now preparing for what will likely be the most consequential act of the state’s takeover of the capital city’s school system: a >
Five years of state control of the LRSD
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Jan 29, 6:21 AM: Little Rock School District supporters are wearing black today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arkansas State Board of Education’s vote to remove the democratically elected Little Rock School Board and take control of the >
The TEA says it doesn’t have to tell citizens about the people it is placing in power
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Jan 22, 7:07 AM: The Texas Education Agency, already facing a lawsuit over its takeover of the Houston school district, drew more questions this week for its claim that audits it says it is conducting in some districts allow it to withhold routine >
SC Senate education bill faces backlash over school district takeover plan
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Its power taken away, Harrisburg school board struggles to find a role in district’s recovery
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Jan 21, 6:52 AM: By court order, she’s was appointed Harrisburg School District’s receiver and given nearly all of the decision-making power typically held by the nine elected members of the district’s school board. For the three-year duration of a >
State judge temporarily blocks Texas from taking over Houston school district
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Jan 9, 7:11 AM: Texas will not be able to seize power of Houston ISD's school board until the state judge issues a final ruling on the lawsuit challenging the takeover.
Harrisburg schools progress report: State takeover brings changes, but much remains to be done
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Jan 6, 6:56 AM: A semester later, Samuels, Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer and many of their supporters argue it’s a promise that’s been largely fulfilled. They point to achievements such as the creation of an accurate budget, a districtwide >
HISD at a crossroads: Looming state takeover presents rare opportunity [Editorial]
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Dec 26, 7:25 AM: Now, as the Texas Education Agency prepares to appoint a board of managers to replace HISD’s elected trustees, Doyle-Madrid hopes crisis will turn into opportunity — and that the state intervention will serve as a wake-up call for >
Now in control of Providence schools, R.I. education commissioner learns running is district is no e
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Dec 10, 7:49 AM: Shortly after Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green formally took control of the Providence school system on Nov. 1, she stopped by one of the district’s struggling middle schools to check in on students and >
Newark on Track to Regain Full Control of Its Schools Early in 2020
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Dec 10, 7:08 AM: Newark is poised to regain full control of its schools early next year, formally ending a decades-long state takeover, state officials said this week.
State board session studies ideas for LRSD
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Dec 5, 6:52 AM: Arkansas Board of Education members explored ideas Wednesday regarding the future of the state-controlled Little Rock School District, including one to convert the district's existing Community Advisory Board into "a transition" >
Opinion: State takeover hurt Detroit’s public schools
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Dec 3, 6:21 AM: Skeptics have argued it for years, and it seems they’re right — states shouldn’t manage school districts.
Texas Is Taking Over Houston’s Schools, Prompting Charges of Racism
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Dec 2, 9:20 AM: Though the Texas Legislature passed the law in 2015, it is only now being put to its biggest test, in Houston. The state takeover in Houston has put Mr. Dutton’s political career at risk and caused upheaval and uncertainty in one >

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