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11/19/2014

11/19/2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing to raise the annual amount the government spends to wire educational faculties through its E-Rate program to $3.9 billion a year from $2.4 billion.

11/19/2014

Despite three hours of public comment, school board members moved forward on a plan to change the Indianapolis district’s magnet program by moving two schools and an estimated 1,400 students within schools.

11/19/2014

Science teachers wanting to teach their students about the changing ways of weather could find themselves with an interesting teaching aid this spring. BloomSky plans to give away 10,000 internet-connected weather probes to schools and parks.

11/19/2014

Teacher absences, a lack of substitutes, emergency lockdowns, late-arriving students and pre- or postholiday distractions or other interruptions take up time in California's high-poverty schools — the equivalent of two weeks of lost learning time each year, according to a new UCLA report.

11/19/2014

Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, children in the Forsyth County school system will have to balance outdoor fun with online learning as the district will no longer have snow days. If weather forces school closures, students will be expected to log in from home online for lessons.

11/19/2014

The Dunkirk City School District and Jamestown Community College will share a nearly $2.8 million state grant to develop and implement a new program that will allow students to earn their high school and associate’s degrees.

11/19/2014

Students in the Rochester School District are being suspended at a staggering rate for relatively minor offenses, with minorities and the disabled faring the worst, according to new data released by the district.

11/19/2014

According to a study comparing two counties in Virginia, teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, .

11/19/2014

Limestone County Schools has unveiled a group of new higher-tech buses with four security cameras, Wi-Fi capability and LED dome lighting as well as air conditioning, staggered seating and graffiti-proof seats.

11/19/2014

After an Illinois House hearing to air opinions from across the state, lawmakers will continue to consider a controversial proposal aimed at sending more money to poorer Illinois school districts. It has drawn the ire of many suburban officials whose districts would stand to lose money as a result.

11/19/2014

Nevada’s school districts need faster alternative high-tech certification programs, more hiring flexibility and a merit pay system that not only rewards high-performing teachers, but provides significantly higher base salaries to positions that are critical to workforce training.

11/18/2014

11/18/2014

When schools aren’t forced to provide healthy food, they usually don’t, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. For the small percentage of kids who did attend schools that revamped nutrition before the federally mandated USDA guidelines in 2010, researchers saw positive trends for obesity rates, suggesting wider execution really could lead to better health for students.

11/18/2014

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is stepping down from his position after three years, leaving a legacy that includes historic test gains as well as some of the fiercest clashes this state has ever seen over public schools.

11/18/2014

Boston school officials funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to a nonprofit foundation, essentially creating a slush fund to pay for holiday parties, first-class plane tickets, and even moving expenses for a departing employee, according to an investigation by a city watchdog agency.

11/18/2014

A plan to put cameras on all North Carolina school buses as a way to catch people who pass buses with their stoparms extended was endorsed by a subcommittee of the Child Fatality Task Force.

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