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5/29/2015

5/29/2015

The Alabama city's school officials are urging Birmingham to reverse a plan to drop free police protection at middle and high school sporting events, stressing that the move would push the sports program further into the red.

5/29/2015

Nearly 17,000 slots in summer programs for middle school students have been cut by the administration at the last minute, in some cases after parents had enrolled their children. The money saved — nearly $28 million — is being redirected to the city’s lowest-performing schools.

5/29/2015

Ninety-two percent of school districts in the state have submitted plans outlining how they would spend their share of the proposed $400 million increase in basic education funding that Gov. Tom Wolf wants allocated to schools.

5/29/2015

The California district's school board is considering tougher enrollment requirements to curb illegal enrollment from out-of-town residents in the district, following the initial success of new registration requirements.

5/28/2015

5/28/2015

A teacher is suing the Fremont RE-2 school district, claiming the high school is not keeping church and state separate. Personalized Bibles distributed to students, morning prayer circles on campus and a church pastor ministering on the school campus are a few examples the lawsuit names as unconstitutional.

5/28/2015

The state Senate narrowly passed a bill paying approximately $5,000 to any family who pulls their child out of public school to attend private or home school. Students in poverty or special education would get 100 percent of the average state education funding, while all other students would receive 90 percent.

5/28/2015

A math teacher at Manual High School has launched a pilot program that will allow her students' parents — those without a high school diploma — to join their children in the classroom and learn the math required for them to pass the high school equivalency exam.

5/28/2015

The agreement is in accordance with an arbitrator's ruling on a grievance the union filed last year, which argued new high school schedules violated contracted work limits.

5/28/2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson awarded $244 million in grants to 40 programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields — such as health care, advanced manufacturing, IT and software development.

5/28/2015

Palm Beach County's school board is now requiring charter-school applicants to disclose any prior history with failed schools and prove they offer innovative programs in order to open their doors in the county. New schools will also be prohibited from opening near a traditional public school serving the same grades.

5/28/2015

The state House of Representatives advanced a dramatic change in Washington’s high-school graduation requirements. The bill would temporarily eliminate the need to pass a science test for graduation and simplify the state testing system.

5/28/2015

A Pennsylvania Department of Education report indicates there is a difference in how black students and students with disabilities are disciplined in Pittsburgh’s city schools. The report also shows that out-of-school suspensions are disproportionately given to students with behavioral issues.

5/27/2015

5/27/2015

In its estimate to hire Aramark to manage school janitors, Chicago Public Schools underestimated by nearly 3.2 million square feet the amount of space Aramark would have to clean. It will cost the district an additional $7 million in the controversial contract.

5/27/2015

Trauma, poverty, cultural and peer pressure, overuse of technology and more can be causes of mental health issues among kids. Schools can help by offering mental health screening, integrating exercise and mindfulness into the school day, limiting technology and encouraging fun.

5/27/2015

A policy of stripping welfare benefits from families if kids under age 16 miss too much school would become law under legislation nearing approval in the Michigan Legislature.

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