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12/23/2014

12/23/2014

Merging districts with varying millage and earned income tax rates, with varying levels of debt service and varying teacher contracts is a dense soup of calculations. But also looking at the more granular, building-level savings as part of that process would offer a more complete picture.

12/23/2014

After seven years with the district, Sangamon Valley Superintendent Ernie Fowler will be leaving at the end of June to take a new position in Nashville. Nashville is a high school district, with seven elementary schools, public and private, that serve as feeder schools from independent districts surrounding Nashville in Illinois.

12/23/2014

East Ramapo officials are again taking the state to court in their battle against what the state says is repeated noncompliance with a law covering disabled students' education.

12/23/2014

DA Daily is taking a few days off for the holidays. Today's DA Daily will be the last edition of 2014, and we will return with the new year on Jan. 5.

12/23/2014

An agreement between the board of education and Onslow County Board of Commissioners compels school leaders to pursue alternative solutions to enrollment growth before building new schools. The school system is studying reassignment to mitigate years of growth in Jacksonville and Richlands.

12/23/2014

Alabama is one of eight states that do not allow charter schools, and some legislators want to change that. Several Republican lawmakers said they will make another push to establish charter schools in Alabama, at least on a limited basis.

12/23/2014

An Oregon Department of Education hearing discussED revising instructional time requirements, addressing an issue that arose when some Portland Public Schools parents accused the district of violating state law. The proposed changes address many aspects of the law, including what counts as instructional time and student enrollment in classes.

12/23/2014

The number of school districts and charter schools operating at a deficit increased during the past fiscal year from 52 to 57 and included Michigan’s state-run district for failing schools.

12/23/2014

Thomas Bratten has accepted the job as the new Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools superintendent. He served as superintendent of Salem City Schools from 2009 to 2014.

12/23/2014

The Massachusetts school district offered Mary Czajkowski the superintendent of schools position in Lexington. She has been the Barnstable superintendent of schools since August of 2011.

12/23/2014

Hyundai Motor America and MIND Research Institute are giving a grant to expand a math program in Philadelphia public schools. The grant brings MIND’s ST Math software program to 6,300 students and 280 teachers at 19 campuses in the School District of Philadelphia this school year.

12/23/2014

A new study shows that children who regularly eat fast food don’t perform as well as their fellow students in school. Among those who ate fast food on a daily basis, the average science score was 79, as compared with 83 for those who never ate fast food. Similar results were discovered for reading and math.

12/23/2014

The state-run Achievement School District (ASD) is tasked with improving the Tennessee's lowest performing schools. This month, rather than selecting Nashville's lowest performing, longest struggling school, the ASD has instead selected a Madison middle school that, ironically, outperforms the ASD.

12/22/2014

12/22/2014

Hundreds of school districts across the nation have been released from court-enforced integration over the past 15 years. And the achievement gap, greatly narrowed during the height of school desegregation, has widened.

12/22/2014

Calls for more regulation for Ohio charter schools and their sponsor organizations have accelerated in recent months following allegations of misspending and misbehavior in a chain of charter schools and recent reports showing the schools need more oversight to be successful.

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