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9/1/2015

9/1/2015

Kindergartners in Missouri had one of the poorest attendance rates in the state last year, topped only by high schoolers who are notorious for skipping class.Disparities in school attendance rates that start as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country, according to a new report.

9/1/2015

A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a judge's ruling that the Blytheville School District acted properly when it opted out of Arkansas' School Choice Act and blocked the request of several white parents to transfer their children to neighboring districts.

8/31/2015

8/31/2015

Board Member Eric Zajac said the district had accepted a grant to help defray the cost of the propane buses. The grant, from Philadelphia Clean Cities, gives the district up to $5,000 per bus.

8/31/2015

No state in the country appropriates additional money specifically for homeless education programs, but states with programs that are viewed as successful have full-time coordinators at the state and local district levels.

8/31/2015

Beginning with a recession that gained ground in 2009 and faced with reduced state funding, dozens of school districts in rural areas of Idaho trimmed their school weeks and eliminated Friday classes to save money for hot lunch, utilities, transportation and substitute teachers.

8/31/2015

As students across Iowa try to make the grade upon their return to class, new research shows schools in the state are falling short of the honor roll when it comes to protecting children with asthma or allergies.

8/31/2015

Some of that stress is due to factors external to school; family financial troubles, hectic extracurricular schedules and demanding parents are just a few stressors many students face, experts say.

8/31/2015

Cards with I.D. pictures will replace metal keys and fobs. These will be displayed before card-reading mechanisms that scan an electronic chip and, if the I.D. is authorized, unlock a school door.

8/31/2015

At 283 schools in the bottom quarter of Common Core test scores in Grades 3 through 8 this year, an average 96 percent of kids are black and Hispanic, 2 percent white and 2 percent Asian, city data show.

8/28/2015

8/28/2015

More districts are considering putting in carbon monoxide detectors after a leak at a Dallas elementary school back in March. While Keller ISD already has detectors in all its schools, Fort Worth ISD and Dallas ISD plan to install them in all their schools this fall. Denton ISD is looking into it as well.

8/28/2015

The state won't see its first charter schools until 2017, state officials said during the first meeting of the Alabama Charter School Commission. Now that the new Alabama charter law is in place, the newly formed commission will have to design ways of assessing those schools almost from scratch.

8/28/2015

School lunches are undergoing a big change in the California county. One of Marin's schools is offering a lunch that is 100 percent organic and non-genetically modified. A healthy breakfast and a snack are also served and educators say they've seen improvement in behavior and grades.

8/28/2015

Schools are making progress in their efforts to boost the nutritional quality of breakfasts and lunches served in their cafeterias, according to a new federal report. However, the one diet-improving practice that schools were least likely to have adopted was offering self-service salad bars.

8/28/2015

A hands-on approach to learning is what sets Buffalo's Charter School of Inquiry apart from other charter schools, say organizers. Inquiry will be the primary method of instruction there, and students will be encouraged to ask questions, explore, analyze and do their own research.

8/28/2015

Nevada’s new program paying students $5,000 to switch to private school hasn’t started yet but it’s already at threat of being killed. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada will file a lawsuit claiming it violates the Nevada Constitution by using public money to fund religious schools.

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