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10/28/2014

10/28/2014

The Cranston City Council ratified three school labor contracts for teachers, teacher assistants and bus aides, and technical teacher assistants that would cost the city's school department a projected $6,264,706 over three years.

10/28/2014

Twelve North Carolina teachers are taking part in a nationwide pilot program that allows students to earn up to five information technology certifications before graduating high school.

10/28/2014

The Pinellas County school district aims to bolster the workforce that builds, renovates and maintains its buildings with its own tech students. Two programs will offer high school and adult education students the opportunity to intern with local contractors and school maintenance workers in summer 2015.

10/28/2014

As part of Paramus' pilot security program, the staff at Bergen County Technical High School are now wearing small wireless devices that enable them to talk directly with the school’s in-house personnel and alert authorities if there is trouble at the push of a button.

10/27/2014

10/27/2014

Schools are responding to fears of an Ebola outbreak by drafting first-of-a-kind policies that include isolating students, querying parents about travel and requiring documents showing a clean bill of health for new enrollees from West Africa.

10/27/2014

New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school.

10/27/2014

The proposal by state Sen. Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen) would effectively set up a mechanism for school districts to apply for permission to use online classes as a fill-in in the case of weather emergencies, which lately have been pressing on school calendars.

10/27/2014

The Philadelphia School District decided Friday to give schools access to $15 million starting Monday, based on expected savings from forcing teachers to contribute toward their health care premiums.

10/27/2014

Burlington schools face a leadership vacuum — for the second time this year — as three top administrators step down, citing major strife with School Board members.

10/27/2014

Three decades after federal courts ordered Denver Public Schools to better serve English learners, its efforts remain plagued by inconsistencies and a large number of students who haven't shown progress in learning the language.

10/27/2014

The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection. This year's contest, however, is one of the tightest and costliest on the statewide ballot, the reflection of an emerging fault line in the Democratic Party over education policy.

10/24/2014

10/24/2014

Under the plan introduced by Superintendent Karen Garza, high schools in Fairfax Countywill start nearly an hour later, at 8 or 8:10 a.m., while middle school students would move 15 minutes earlier than they currently begin.

10/24/2014

The Douglas County School District in Colorado is being sued for the promotion of Christian organizations and their proselytizing efforts by district employees, according to an American Humanist Association lawsuit.

10/24/2014

Some middle and high school students in Burlington will be required to buy public transportation bus passes or pay the school $150 for rides through the end of the school year. Students who qualify for free lunches will still continue to have free rides.

10/24/2014

The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year, fueling arguments from opponents that the program is really about subsidizing private school education rather than helping students escape poorly performing public schools.

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