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March 4, 2019
Most NJ students in poor areas attend underfunded schools, report shows, even as Murphy promises to boost education spending
Even with a funding boost from the state, schools in high-poverty districts like Newark get less money than schools in wealthier districts with more tax revenue.
March 26, 2018
Tennessee opened a Pandora’s box by lifting the ban on new school districts. Now on to the details.
With more towns exploring whether to start their own school systems, state lawmakers say a deeper study is in order. Now the question is the study's scope.
in the burbs
August 30, 2017
Germantown tops Tennessee in high school test scores, other suburban Memphis districts see gains
School systems in Arlington, Collierville and Germantown are among 10 statewide to reduce the percent of students performing below grade level in every subject.
August 4, 2017
A ‘told you so’ about breakaway school districts leaves out urban district left behind
The Commercial Appeal column left out important context about the municipalities' financial situation and what naysayers were concerned with during the "de-merger."
June 22, 2017
Signal Mountain leaders look to Shelby County as model for school district secession
A committee from Signal Mountain near Chattanooga is scheduled to visit next week with leaders from the Shelby County towns that pulled out of Shelby County Schools in 2014.
June 21, 2017
New report blasts Colorado for allowing tiny districts to net more school funding by breaking away from larger districts
A new EdBuild report on school districts that break away from larger districts criticizes Colorado for incentivizing that path in rural Yuma County.
June 21, 2017
Memphis-Shelby County spotlighted in national report on school district secession
The 2014 exodus of six towns from Shelby County Schools is singled out in an EdBuild report on the fracturing of America's school districts.
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August 23, 2016
In Detroit and across the U.S., school district borders segregate in a dramatic way
The starkest dividing line in the country separates Detroit from neighboring Grosse Pointe Schools, according to the report.
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