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1/28/2015

1/28/2015

Florida's system for testing students, grading schools and evaluating teachers is broken and state officials need to fix it, the district's school board says. The action made Pinellas one of many across Florida to formally call on lawmakers and education officials to overhaul the system.

1/28/2015

Sparked by Metro Schools’ expected enrollment growth next school year, the Tennessee city's board of education expressed fears about the district’s budget and being willing to fund the district in full because of a lack of progress from some schools.

1/28/2015

Texas' Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he is putting his shoulder-weight behind giving parents more power to choose where their kids go to school by continuing to push a controversial voucher plan that was voted down last session.

1/28/2015

A proposed bill by a Utah senator would not only make state school board elections partisan, it would also extend the partisan system to boards for local school districts.

1/28/2015

State funding of Iowa’s K12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill passed largely along party lines in the Iowa House.

1/28/2015

Louisiana public school enrollment inched up by about 4,800 students this year to 717,896, a rise of less than 1 percent from the 2013-14 academic session. It was the ninth consecutive annual increase since 2005, when hurricanes Katrina and Rita chased off 10 percent of the state's students.

1/28/2015

The new Education Reform Commission will suggest changes to the school funding formula for distributing state tax proceeds to 180 local school districts. The formula dates to the 1980s and the state has been under funding it for over a decade.

1/27/2015

1/27/2015

A federal judge in Missouri has ordered the Imagine Schools Inc. charter school operator to pay nearly $1 million to the board of Renaissance Academy in Kansas City for saddling the school with unreasonably high lease payments.

1/27/2015

In anticipation of further deliberation by the New Haven Board of Education, the head of the teacher’s union and the Connecticut city's public school teachers are voicing strong opposition to a proposed charter school and partnership involving city schools.

1/27/2015

The Fayette County school board passed a resolution asking the state legislature to change a state law governing the makeup of screening committees for superintendent searches. Specifically, the board is asking that a high school student and a member of the Equity Council, in districts where there is one, could be named to a search committee.

1/27/2015

The latest research supports the idea of a gradual return to class and other activities, in a flexible program that's tailored to each student's injury and recovery from symptoms, rather than a blanket insistence on strict isolation and total rest for everyone.

1/27/2015

Connecticut government officials and educators are crediting a variety of efforts for a significant decrease in arrests at schools across the state over the past several years, including increasing the number of juvenile review boards to handle troubled students in the community.

1/27/2015

The newly filed Private School Marshal Act builds off of the Protection of Texas Children Act, a bill passed last session that provided for trained, certified and armed school marshals to protect public schools. It would expand the scope of the school marshal program to include private schools.

1/27/2015

The Onalaska School District is looking to do something new this year by putting a limit on the number of special education students that can open enroll in Onalaska. Superintendent Fran Finco said the school has to maintain a balanced student-to-teacher ratio to offer the students quality education and attention.

1/26/2015

1/26/2015

Injecting more arts into the school day has resulted in better attendance and behavior, and slightly better math and reading scores for eight struggling schools around the country.

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