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An explosive debate about Renaissance schools

The bitter, divisive battle over turning struggling District schools into charters.

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Schools closed again Tuesday

Staffing woes plague District schools this year

A breakdown in providing substitutes, on top of a surge in teacher vacancies, has left some students doing busywork.

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Hite’s big-ticket plan includes turnarounds, new schools

The superintendent’s proposal, expected to cost at least $15 million, also would close two middle schools.

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Hoping for a year without reductions, closures, and cuts

Despite budget uncertainty, Superintendent Hite says he’ll push for “great schools close to where children live.”

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Budget uncertainty plagues principals, planning

School leaders must plan for austerity and provide a wish list for what more dollars could buy.

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Superintendent touts latest District reform blueprint

Called Action Plan 3.0, the proposal would reorganize schools and allow some charter expansion. It calls for a new state charter funding formula.

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Gov. Wolf names Pedro Rivera as state education secretary

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District’s new financial plan clarifies what the needs are

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2014 brought charters a chance at expansion

The District must decide by Feb. 21 what to do with 40 new applicants. Meanwhile, two charters closed midyear.

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