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8/11/2016

8/11/2016

Projects range from critical repairs to crumbling ceilings to safety improvements on windows that would help stop an intruder. The plan also calls for security camera systems, lockdown capabilities and a guest management system. 

8/10/2016

8/10/2016

For the past three decades, critics of public education in the U.S. have assailed it and used its flaws to promote publicly funded privatization. This is by no means limited to the U.S.; the same movement to privatize public schools is occurring in the United Kingdom, Africa and other regions – with troubling implications

8/10/2016

Kansas must work with students and families to improve high school graduation rates, education commissioner Randy Watson said Tuesday, while highlighting challenges the state faces, including high turnover among superintendents and principals.

8/10/2016

Teachers are discouraged from writing discipline referrals. Students do not get enough time with counselors. And, by some accounts, there are children who are not suspended, but encouraged to take a few days off.

8/10/2016

In American schools empathy has been lying dormant from a lack of focus. But in Denmark, a nation that has consistently been voted the happiest place in the world, children are taught about empathy from a young age both inside and outside of school.

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.

8/10/2016

Disabled students in San Bernardino County’s 14 alternative schools and two juvenile court schools aren’t getting the education they’re legally entitled to. But the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools has promised that will change.

8/9/2016

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.

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