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6/30/2015

6/30/2015

The Pine Bush Central School District has agreed to pay $4.48 million and enact broad reforms in curriculum and training to settle a lawsuit by five current and former Jewish students who claimed that they had been victims of pervasive anti-Semitism in the schools, a court filing showed.

6/30/2015

In a case involving religion, taxpayer dollars and school choice, a divided Colorado Supreme Court rejected Douglas County School District's school voucher program as unconstitutional. The wealthy suburban district's Choice Scholarship Program aims to use taxpayer money to send children to private schools.

6/30/2015

A new effort by Gov. John Kasich and state legislators could mean some big changes to Ohio school districts. For schools that have failed three years in a row, a CEO would be hired who could remove the elected education board and suspend a union and some of its collective bargaining agreements.

6/30/2015

A Kansas court has ordered the state to pay up for poor school districts with equity - an amount close to $54 million. The panel of three judges, assigned to look at school finance, also declared that some parts of the new Block “Grant” finance system for K12 schools is not constitutional.

6/30/2015

Indianapolis Public Schools will roll out a new parental involvement educator program at all of its schools in August that it hopes will nudge more parents to play an active role in their child’s education and the community around them.

6/29/2015

6/29/2015

Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.

6/29/2015

As the school year draws to a close, an educational crisis continues to grow for the city's middle school students.

6/29/2015

A bill to curb construction noise near schools is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning but is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees it as impractical.

6/29/2015

State lawmakers have given final approval to a new two-year, $71.2 billion budget that provides annual state funding increases averaging at least 3 percent for 329 school districts.

6/29/2015

Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools.

6/29/2015

One in eight Montana elementary schools has vaccination rates too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, newly released state data shows.

6/29/2015

A new report shows right now, just about a month from the start of the school year, the district has hundreds of openings, many for teaching positions.

6/26/2015

6/26/2015

After hearing oral arguments this week about bullying students at school, a Somerset County Superior Court judge will decide in a few weeks whether it is the school's fault or if bullies' families share in the blame and the legal liability.

6/26/2015

Plans have been approved to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year for the Chicago school system. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500 million.

6/26/2015

Napa Valley USD is operating this summer for the first time a math program for incoming freshmen called the Summer College Readiness Academy. Sponsored by UC Davis and the Migrant Education Program, the goal is to prepare students to transition to high school math and meet college and career ready requirements.

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