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6/29/2015

6/29/2015

Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.

6/29/2015

A new report shows right now, just about a month from the start of the school year, the district has hundreds of openings, many for teaching positions.

6/29/2015

As the school year draws to a close, an educational crisis continues to grow for the city's middle school students.

6/29/2015

A bill to curb construction noise near schools is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning but is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees it as impractical.

6/29/2015

State lawmakers have given final approval to a new two-year, $71.2 billion budget that provides annual state funding increases averaging at least 3 percent for 329 school districts.

6/29/2015

Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools.

6/29/2015

One in eight Montana elementary schools has vaccination rates too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, newly released state data shows.

6/26/2015

6/26/2015

After hearing oral arguments this week about bullying students at school, a Somerset County Superior Court judge will decide in a few weeks whether it is the school's fault or if bullies' families share in the blame and the legal liability.

6/26/2015

Plans have been approved to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year for the Chicago school system. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500 million.

6/26/2015

Napa Valley USD is operating this summer for the first time a math program for incoming freshmen called the Summer College Readiness Academy. Sponsored by UC Davis and the Migrant Education Program, the goal is to prepare students to transition to high school math and meet college and career ready requirements.

6/26/2015

A record number of teachers in the Mehlville School District have turned in their resignations with the number growing to 55 this year - nearly three times of a normal year. In addition to recent budget cuts, the district hasn’t passed a tax levy increase for operations since 1986.

6/26/2015

North Carolina’s Senate and House leaders have asked the state’s highest court to release public money for private school vouchers for the coming school year while uncertainty remains about the constitutionality of the program.

6/26/2015

The city will offer free vision screenings and pairs of glasses to every student in need at all 130 community schools — estimated at around 20,000 children. Close to $10 million will be spent on the program over the next four years.

6/25/2015

6/25/2015

The North Carolina district's students will learn a new system for crossing the road to get on school buses that school leaders hope will improve safety for the 80,000 children who ride daily.

6/25/2015

A National Retail Federation poll finds that 29 percent of households with children plan to spend more on back-to-school shopping this year—up from 24 percent in 2014. However, a separate study by America's Research Group found that 58 percent of parents said they would buy only minimally during the traditional back-to-school season.

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