State Takeover

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School takeover bill provokes fierce debate in House committee
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Mar 29, 8:26 AM: A bill that could force some 200 Arizona schools to close or seek new operators has at least temporarily stalled in the House Education Committee, despite opposition by many education advocates.
Mayor Wu urges state education board against Boston Public Schools takeover
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Mar 23, 5:40 AM: Just four months into her term, Mayor Michelle Wu found herself Tuesday launching a defense against a possible state takeover of Boston Public Schools, becoming the first sitting Boston mayor in recent memory to speak before the >
Study recommends state receivership for Boston Public Schools
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Mar 8, 9:00 AM: The state is being urged by the Pioneer Institute to appoint a receiver to take over leadership of Boston Public Schools due to the district’s “chronically low-performing schools.
Goals for state-run Providence public schools moved back two years, RI top school official says
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Mar 1, 7:36 AM: The academic goals set by the state takeover of the Providence public schools have been pushed back two years due to the pandemic, the state's top education official told a Senate committee Monday night.
S.F. school board cuts classroom, administrative spending in bid to avoid state takeover
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Dec 15, 7:36 AM: Hoping to prevent a state takeover, the San Francisco school board approved a budget plan Tuesday to address a $125 million shortfall, including a $50 million cut to schools and another $40 million reduction in support services, >
‘Parents don’t have a voice’: School Committee seeks end of state control of schoo
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Oct 19, 9:11 AM: A Monday night emergency meeting of the Lawrence School Committee and City Council over rising violence at the city’s high school ended with a central goal — to end a receivership that gives control of the school district to the >
‘Time is of the essence’: San Francisco’s school district faces possible state tak
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Oct 7, 6:15 AM: Over the past year and a half, the San Francisco Unified School District has confronted a pandemic and wrangled a serious recall effort. And now, the district faces a dire new problem: a possible takeover by the state.
Do State Takeovers of School Districts Boost Student Learning?
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Aug 18, 12:44 PM: State takeovers of school districts are perhaps the most loathed strategy in education policy. Other K-12 reforms, from school choice to mayoral control, often generate controversy by diluting the power of elected school boards; >
Education commissioner defends state takeover of Providence schools during hearing
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Jun 15, 8:43 AM: Rhode Island’s top education officials on Monday fiercely defended the state intervention of Providence public schools during an oversight hearing.
State superintendent’s new power to fire school board members faces pushback
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Jun 3, 6:17 AM: Gov. Henry McMaster’s signature on Senate Bill 201 expanded the powers of South Carolina’s superintendent of education. The new act allows Superintendent Molly Spearman to fire entire school boards in underperforming >
Opinion: How to rescue RI’s takeover of the Providence schools
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May 27, 4:58 AM: The state takeover started with strikes against it. The education commissioner has many talents, but no experience turning around an urban district in crisis. It took her months to find a superintendent who would do the job.
Can state takeover of Providence schools be saved? Local experts weigh in
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May 21, 6:14 AM: When state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced the state takeover of the city’s struggling schools 20 months ago, it was met with great fanfare and wide support.
Plan for exiting schools from Tennessee turnaround district will head to governor’s desk
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May 7, 7:31 AM: Higher-performing charter schools in Tennessee’s turnaround district could have an opportunity to pivot from one state-run district to another under a plan approved by the legislature.
Elected school boards could be dissolved under plan to turn around failing districts
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Apr 19, 5:57 AM: Local school board members whose districts are underperforming could find themselves out of a job if the South Carolina Department of Education succeeds in its yearslong push to gain greater control over the district takeover >
Bill allowing Tennessee education commissioner to take over school districts dies for year in Senate
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Apr 12, 5:59 AM: A bill outlining how the state could take over a local school district falling short of its academic goals is dead after the Senate Education Committee officially closed for the year Wednesday night.
Will Governor McKee take over the Providence school takeover?
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Apr 7, 6:17 AM: But as McKee gets his head around running an entire state, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro are busy treating him like a substitute teacher who can’t quite >
Indiana bill would stop state takeovers of failing schools
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Mar 23, 6:32 AM: The state of Indiana will never again consider the takeover of F-rated schools if a bill that is quickly moving through the state legislature passes this year.
TEA appeals Houston ISD takeover lawsuit ruling to Texas Supreme Court
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Feb 26, 7:00 AM: Lawyers representing Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, pictured in 2019, filed an appeal Wednesday asking the Texas Supreme Court to overturn a temporary injunction halting the state's plans to replace Houston ISD school >
N.J. gives school district local control after 30 years
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Jan 7, 7:12 AM: New Jersey’s takeover of Paterson Public Schools is officially over, three decades after the state seized control of the troubled district.
Raimondo ‘frustrated’ by lack of progress on Providence teachers’ contract, but ho
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Dec 22, 6:53 AM:

Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green might be drawing a line in the sand with the Providence Teachers Union, but Governor Gina Raimondo isn’t playing on the same beach.

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