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7/29/2015

7/29/2015

The California district faces substantial demand for campus and classroom improvements. Under a facilities master plan approved by the board in May, there are almost $400 million worth of fixes necessary to update district campuses, so another future bond measure would likely be required.

7/29/2015

Schools around the country have begun offering new classes and mental-health programs to help stem a sharp rise in the number of adolescents found to be engaging in self injury, especially cutting.

7/29/2015

The WalletHub rankings took into account 13 metrics on school quality and safety, including dropout rates, pupil-teacher ratio, math and reading test scores, average SAT scores, graduation rate and number of bullying incidents.

7/29/2015

A federal judge stated that it was "highly unlikely" that he will grant a preliminary injunction requiring Gloucester County Public Schools to allow a transgender student to use boys' restrooms this fall. The judge did dismiss the Title IX discrimination claims in the lawsuit, saying the federal law allows schools to have separate restrooms based on sex.

7/29/2015

It’s getting more difficult to fill bus driver positions in Pennsylvania. The state now requires 10 intricate forms - from sex abuse clearances to FBI fingerprinting - that can take months of processing by the state in addition to CDL training and testing.

7/28/2015

7/28/2015

In the past 10 years, the number of librarians, or full-time equivalents, in Ohio public schools has dropped by 43 percent, from 1,628 in the 2004-05 school year to 923 in the 2013-14 year, according to the Ohio Department of Education.

7/28/2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Salem Community Schools $1.6 million to build a tornado safe-room at an elementary school in an area prone to tornadoes and severe storms.

7/28/2015

The Public Schools of Robeson County unknowingly misspent about $3 million in Medicaid reimbursements intended for students with disabilities. The report suggests that other districts in the state failed to spend the money properly because of misinformation provided by the state’s Department of Public Instruction regarding how it should be used.

7/28/2015

As consumers increasingly stock up on back-to-school essentials throughout the year, and simultaneously shift their view as to what constitutes a school item in the first place, a new study has found that parents of K12 children plan to spend $434 on back-to-school items this year — a 20 percent decline.

7/28/2015

A new college preparatory course at a San Francisco high school will focus on the gay rights movement, the AIDS crisis, the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists, and historic events such as the Stonewall Riot and the legalization of same-sex marriage.

7/28/2015

Hawaii Department of Education employees may now volunteer to be trained to provide medical assistance to students with diabetes. The law also allows students to carry supplies with them to school campuses and to school-related activities.

7/28/2015

Starting this fall, all schools that participate in a federal school lunch program will receive extra funds to offer local food to students. About $4.5 million was provided by the legislature for Farm to School and School Garden programs for the 2015-17 biennium, up from the $1.2 million funded last budget cycle.

7/27/2015

7/27/2015

Charter schools have lost ground to public schools during the past five years in terms of per-student funding, according to a report released Thursday by the city’s Independent Budget Office.

7/27/2015

The competition for school enrollment is heating up in Indiana in the wake of open enrollment.

7/27/2015

State officials were surprised by the number of rural schools that tested all their students online: 24 percent of 231 districts, the largest rate among any category of districts.

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