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8/22/2014

8/22/2014

The Alabama district has purchased 30 buses that will use propane autogas instead of diesel fuel. The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, which use Rousch CleanTech autogas fuel systems, are projected to reduce the system's fuel and maintenance costs.

8/22/2014

A new superintendent has been selected to head the Monticello Central School District just ahead of current Superintendent Daniel Teplesky’s scheduled retirement. Tammy Mangus, the district's current assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, will be the next superintendent.

8/22/2014

It’s not certain that minorities will become the majority this fall in the nation’s classrooms because government enrollment data — as opposed to enrollment projections — won’t be available for a few years. Altered projections can throw off landmark demographic moments.

8/22/2014

The Georgia county's board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent, officially ending their search just days before current Superintendent Frank Roberson leaves his office. Pringle is currently superintendent for the DeKalb County school system.

8/22/2014

The state lottery made a record-breaking $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2014. $1.5 billion of those dollars were contributed to the state's education budget.

8/22/2014

Arizona must immediately increase its funding for public schools by about $317 million, a judge has ruled. The money is the first payment on a bill that will total $1.6 billion over five years. The judgment was issued in a lawsuit that alleged the state shorted the public-school system for four years during the recession when it did not fully cover the annual cost of inflation.

8/22/2014

Mayor Vincent Gray accepted final recommendations to update assignment policies and school boundaries that have not been reviewed in more than 40 years. The new boundaries and assignment polices will go into effect for the 2015-1016. Children who are currently enrolled in school will not be required to change schools.

8/22/2014

A Superior Court judge overturned a state law that awards taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families who want to send their children to private or religious schools. He ruled that the Opportunity Scholarship program is unconstitutional, upholding legal challenges filed by several North Carolina associations and dozens of local school boards.

8/22/2014

Connecticut announced that $132 million dollars will go to 30 school districts in the Alliance District Program to help close achievement gaps. The program is a partnership between struggling school districts and the state.

8/22/2014

Education Superintendent John White said that Louisiana's public elementary and middle schools will immediately proceed with plans to use a new, national Common Core test for English and mathematics. His statement comes shortly after a Baton Rouge judge lifted the state administration's freeze of a key testing contract.

8/22/2014

The Michigan Board of Education has issued common-sense recommendations to increase accountability and transparency among charter schools. The legislature needs to make sure all state-supported schools are providing educational quality and are subject to the same rules. Those should be the only criteria discussed when we talk about education in Michigan, no matter what form of governance a school has.

8/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Education has again rightfully approved Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver (ESEA). But far too many students graduate high school unprepared for either college or the workforce. Until that number is greatly reduced, both the Kentucky Education Reform Act and ESEA will far fall short of their ambitious goals.

8/22/2014

Anne Arundel County public schools will launch a pilot program this new school year giving some elementary school students instruction in specific themes, including global studies, arts and the humanities, and the use of science and technology in society.

8/21/2014

8/21/2014

The State Allocation Board announced that it has awarded approximately $193.9 million for school construction projects throughout the state. It awarded approximately $100.5 million for 34 School Facility Program projects within 21 school districts statewide.

8/21/2014

The American public has sharpened its belief that the federal government should not play a dominant role in public education, with a majority saying they do not support initiatives that they believe were created or promoted by federal policymakers, the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools shows.

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