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9/30/2014

9/30/2014

A report released by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education says 88 percent of American high school graduates take at least a few college classes by age 26. Those who never get to college tend to be men whose parents did not attend college and who don't have the money to go or lack the time because they have families.

9/30/2014

American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. For cash-strapped districts, providing for these students' needs can be arduous, particularly if they arrive after student headcounts are taken to determine school funding.

9/30/2014

Indianapolis Public Schools launched its new IPS Business Alliance. The initiative pairs 11 businesses with 11 "priority" schools with a goal of improving student outcomes. Employees involved will work with school officials on identifying barriers to learning and ways to overcome them, ultimately developing a strategic plan for the school.

9/30/2014

Teachers calling in absent forced the cancellation of classes at two Colorado high schools on Monday in a new twist to a dispute over pay and proposed changes to a history curriculum. Students walked out of nearly all the Jefferson County's 17 high schools last week in demonstration against the curriculum change idea being floated by a conservative school board majority.

9/30/2014

The Louisiana Association of Educators has sued the state of Louisiana to block it from using its main school budget to fund certain types of charter schools, saying such funding is unconstitutional. A decision in the association's favor could pull $60 million from about 25 schools, requiring the state to find another way to fund them.

9/30/2014

Solar panels are slated to be installed on the roofs of two dozen city schools as part of a broader effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions citywide by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050. The $28 million investment — including $23 million in city funds and $5 million in state grants — will triple the amount of solar installations on city-owned buildings.

9/29/2014

9/29/2014

Oversize classes are not unheard of at the beginning of the year in Philadelphia, where student mobility often makes planning tough. But in the past, the school system was able to hire more staff to ease crowding.

9/29/2014

A Reynoldsburg parent has filed a lawsuit against the school board and Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning, asking the court to order officials to close the district’s schools until striking teachers return to work.

9/29/2014

A decade ago, Texas was often cited as an example of the ills that contributed to a national high school graduation crisis. 

9/29/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a plan, backed by the state Legislature, that would let New York borrow $2 billion for technology for classrooms and high-tech security on public school campuses, as well as permanent classrooms for prekindergarten students and those now taught in temporary trailer classrooms.

9/29/2014

The number of Massachusetts public schools securing the top spot under the state’s rating system has dropped significantly, as schools in well-to-do suburbs such as Andover, Newton, and Winchester see their coveted top rankings disappear.

9/29/2014

The first detailed look at attendance in Oakland schools shows a deep racial divide between students in class and habitual no-shows, a pattern reflected in grades, test scores and graduation rates.

9/29/2014

North Dakota schools are seeing a shortage of substitute teachers — a shortage that has grown despite repeated attempts to fix it.

9/26/2014

9/26/2014

After the National Security Agency warned Huntsville Public School administrators about a student posting tweets threatening violence against teachers, the district decided to begin a secret program monitoring students' social media posts.

9/26/2014

The protests started last Friday at Standley Lake and Conifer high schools when students stood outside their schools holding signs such as, "my school, my voice." Classes were cancelled at both schools due to a large number of teacher absences.

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