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4/29/2015

4/29/2015

Washington, D.C.'s new mayoral plan will add $20 million more to the proposed 2016 budget to fund the D.C. Boys and Men of Color Initiative. In addition to 100 paid internships, the initiative will offer community mentors, award additional funds to schools that improve the academic success of boys of color and open a new all-male high school.

4/29/2015

House and Senate Republican leaders are set to unveil a nearly $32 billion, two-year budget that includes modest increases in school funding, with more money for suburban schools and some charter schools but less spending on Indiana's urban schools.

4/29/2015

The Kansas district is using its new bully referral app to try to make reporting and tracking complaints easier. The district found that if a child or parents reported bullying, what happened with the record keeping after the report was filed often remained a mystery.

4/29/2015

House lawmakers voted down an attempt to strip school boards in North Carolina of the power to sue county boards of commissioners over budget disputes. The bill would have blocked lawsuits by school boards, forcing the two boards into mediation instead.

4/28/2015

4/28/2015

Students at the five high schools in the Carroll County school system will be subject to random drug testing starting next school year. The testing will be only for the students who participate in athletics, any type of extracurricular non-athletic program and those who drive and park on campus.

4/28/2015

Minority girls in Massachusetts have fewer chances to play high school sports than white girls and fewer than boys of any race, according to a new national report. Heavily minority schools, on average, offer fewer than half as many spots on teams compared with heavily white schools and they give about 60 percent of those spots to boys.

4/28/2015

In most states, missing a lot of school means a trip to the principal's office. In Texas, truancy there is treated as a criminal offense, a class C misdemeanor. The problem is so big, state lawmakers and the U.S. Justice Department are investigating whether prosecuting children and teenagers in adult criminal courts is doing more harm than good.

4/28/2015

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that students not be sent home from school if lice are discovered. Pediatricians are urging reason over emotion when it comes to reaction toward head lice, saying that the bugs are a mere nuisance and don’t justify suspension from school or a rush toward prescription medication.

4/28/2015

Students and recent graduates of Career Building Academy, an alternative, trades-oriented charter high school in Colorado Springs, will help construct a 5,300-square-foot house for families of military veterans who are moving their loved ones to a nearby nursing home.

4/28/2015

Test anxiety is hitting Minnesota school administrators as they prepare for the first ever statewide American College Test for high school juniors. To meet protocol, many high schools have rearranged schedules for thousands of other students — scheduling field trips, giving students “digital day” assignments to do from home, or even canceling school altogether.

4/28/2015

Just as high-school football coaching salaries in Alabama have skyrocketed recently, so has the demand for newer, better — and more expensive sports facilities throughout the state. Three of the seven public schools in Baldwin County now have state-of-the-art indoor practice facilities, including one with a new $14 million stadium.

4/27/2015

4/27/2015

Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy.

4/27/2015

The decision to add a private security guard on every Chester County campus would eliminate the need for four school resource officers. The district says the decision is about more efficiently using district funds to place security on each school campus.

4/27/2015

School districts throughout the state will have the ability to create charter schools under a new bill. It amends the current law, which allowed the creation of charter schools only in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties.

4/27/2015

Every Alabama school system would be required to establish a policy to offer some level of virtual school for high school students by the 2016-17 academic year under a bill lawmakers passed.

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