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8/10/2016

8/10/2016

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of parents, educators and school districts, asks the court to rule that the state’s education system, funded by a mix of local and state money, has failed to meet its constitutional mandate to provide equal education for all students and order remedies, such as changing the funding mix.

8/10/2016

As the Zika outbreak expands in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday directed education officials to protect students heading back to public schools, state colleges and universities, including distributing mosquito repellent to schools in South Florida, where the disease is the most prevalent

8/10/2016

Lawmaker plans to introduce a bill mandating that all high schools in New Jersey, whether public, private or charter, have Narcan. The antidote, also known by its generic name, naloxone, reverses the effects of a heroin or opiate overdose, buying time for emergency responders to get the victim to a hospital.

8/10/2016

The district knew its water fountains gave off water that contained lead, and resorted to installing filters that it believed would remove the neurotoxin. The district mistakenly believed that filters advertised as "lead-reducing" were effective, even though those filters were not certified to remove lead.

8/10/2016

The troubled state reform school district set up to turn around Michigan's worst schools owed Detroit Public Schools $14.8 million in outstanding rent and other services as of this spring, according to an official from the Michigan Department of Treasury.

8/10/2016

For a moment, let's pretend. That everything you know about America's public education system—the bitter politics and arcane funding policies, the rules and countless reasons our schools work (or don't) the way they do—is suddenly negotiable.

8/10/2016

Schools and universities spent about $768 million on security measures in 2014—a sum that predicted to rise to roughly $907 million for 2016. That’s an awful lot of money to spend at a time when state and local budget cuts are limiting educational opportunities for students across the country.

8/9/2016

8/9/2016

Former Amarillo superintendent Rod Schroder has been named interim superintendent at Midland Independent School District. He will replace Ryder Warren, who is leaving after six years at the helm of the district, which serves more than 24,000 students.

8/9/2016

From Confucian-style academies and home schooling to foreign Waldorf and Montessori models, a grassroots, alternative education movement is blossoming across China at the secondary level.

8/9/2016

Ten D.C. public schools embarked on a new, year-round academic calendar starting Monday. Their academic year will have 20 more days than other schools in the system, with shorter and more frequent breaks during a school year that runs 200 days through all 12 months. 

8/9/2016

In Atlanta Public Schools, nearly 3,000 water sources were tested and 97% of them passed on the first test. But there were 56 fountains and faucets that failed to meet the federal drinking water standard.The faucets were in nurse clinics, classrooms, and cafeteria kitchens.

8/9/2016

More than 1,000 would-be school counselors and social workers are vying for 130 spots in a $15 million city program to help students at two troubled public school districts.

8/9/2016

School district officials say they have addressed the lack of oversight by restructuring the Office of Inspector General and implemented a new procurement policy in the finance department. 

8/9/2016

In many cases, the fight for recess has gone from the schoolyard to state legislatures. In the past year, Florida, New Jersey and Rhode Island all introduced legislation mandating recess, generally defined as planned time during the school day for free play and supervised physical activity. 

8/9/2016

Purnell, who has been superintendent since 2011, has started several creative learning programs in his school district. He created #allin4theVille on Twitter and hosts an annual Super's Bowl Community Investment Day to celebrate partnerships and bring the community together.

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