Philadelphia School District dissolves in the face of crisis, literally

Philadelphia’s public schools have been hammered by state budget cuts, so the District is stepping down from responsibility for managing the schools. What does that mean for the actual schools? “Philadelphia public schools is not the School District,” Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen told a handful of reporters at yesterday’s …

State higher education spending sees big decline – Boston.com

State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Monday. Overall, spending declined by some $6 billion, or nearly 8 percent, over the past year, according to the annual Grapevine study by …