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6/23/2014

6/23/2014

Michigan taxpayers pour nearly $1 billion a year into charter schools — but state laws regulating charters are among the nation’s weakest, and the state demands little accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent and how well children are educated.

6/23/2014

A record 16,223 students in Indiana schools were homeless in 2012-13 — that's up 121 percent since 2006-07, according to the latest data from the Indiana Department of Education.

6/23/2014

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer, but some schools in the area are still in session, making up snow days they took during this past brutal winter.

6/23/2014

Although Mississippi became one of the first states to make civil rights education mandatory in schools, starting in 2011, the state offers no specific training in it for teachers and doesn't track how much or how little civil rights education is being taught.

6/23/2014

At the last possible moment, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday came up with the money that a struggling School District had been pleading for.

6/23/2014

Five Franklin County school districts, a STEM school, a charter school and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio were among the 37 schools and consortiums awarded nearly $150 million in the second round of education grants from Ohio’s Straight A Fund.

6/23/2014

School administrators throughout our state will be spending the summer trying to resolve how their schools will be designated as “failing,” following last April’s action by the U.S. Department of Education to make Washington the first state to lose its waiver for compliance to that legislation.

6/23/2014

The last two decades have been a raw and unregulated experiment on Michigan children with no accountability for academic performance or the spending of public money.

6/20/2014

6/20/2014

The New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking, with the support of HP, released the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition. It describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in K12 schools.

6/20/2014

A Washington, D.C., council committee is taking up a package of bills intended to improve services for special-education students. Among other things, the legislation would establish the procedural safeguards that exist for parents in jurisdictions with more effective special education programs.

6/20/2014

Ultimate Typing EDU is specifically designed for teaching keyboarding at schools and is equipped with classroom-essential technologies such as live progress monitoring of students’ typing activity and unlimited user accounts.

6/20/2014

Students with disabilities are about to gain equal access to school sports in New Jersey. A new bill instructs districts to work with disabled students, families and community advocates to identify opportunities for participation in physical education and extracurricular sports.

6/20/2014

The board of Jefferson County Schools passed a budget of $1.019 billion for Colorado's second-largest school district, up 3.2 percent from the previous year. The 2014-2015 budget earmarks nearly $650 million in spending from the general fund, nearly $20 million from the capital reserve fund and more than $60 million from the charter school fund.

6/20/2014

Black River Schools is replacing outgoing superintendent Janice Wyckoff with Chris Clark. He previously worked for Madison Plains Schools in London, Ohio, for 25 years.

6/20/2014

Warren Craig Pouncey, the chief of staff for the Alabama State Department of Education, was named as Jefferson County's new superintendent. Pouncey was previously superintendent of Crenshaw County Schools, assistant state superintendent and deputy state superintendent of education.

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