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11/22/2013

11/22/2013

The New York State Assembly criticized plans to create a statewide website to store students' test scores and make the information available to parents. Assembly members spent two hours Wednesday questioning Education Commissioner John King about potential security breaches in the system.

11/22/2013

Four men were arrested for trespassing at a Seattle school building where their organization taught a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, which owns the off-campus Horace Mann building, said that the district wanted to renovate the facility and called the police because some members of the organization refused to leave.

11/22/2013

Inland schools in Pomona, Calif., will get $12.7 million in Prop. 39 funds to plan energy-efficiency projects for school districts and charter schools. The initiatives will help create jobs, protect the environment, save money, and create teachable moments for students.

11/22/2013

Charlie Baker spent his morning at Rogers Middle School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Massachusetts Candidate for Governor was shadowing Curtis Cowts as part of the city's principal for a day program, where leaders from government to business to the arts see the highs and lows first-hand of running a Boston school.

11/22/2013

Mayfield High School junior Jacqueline Sanchez will take 14 standardized tests this year. "We are no longer tested based on what is taught," Jacqueline told a crowd of students, parents and educators Wednesday evening. "We are taught based on what is being tested, and that is abusive."

11/22/2013

John LeGendre has longstanding ties with Glendale Landmark, formerly known as Unit One and Glendale Grammar School. His grandmother and mother taught at the school, he attended Unit One and his two sons currently attend Landmark. He tells his kids: “We have history there, so you have to behave yourself.” That’s 100 years of history—an achievement few and far between in a state so newly built out.

11/21/2013

11/21/2013

Class sizes at New York City public schools have increased for the sixth consecutive year, according to a preliminary report from the city’s Department of Education.

11/21/2013

The funds, totaling more than $1 billion, have been put toward transporting students to attend schools where they would be the minority and building magnet schools that were racially balanced.

11/21/2013

In Tuesday's filed tort claim, parents say the school district was warned of dangerous gasses coming from the carpet glue and didn't warn parents or fix the problem for years.

11/21/2013

Seclusion rooms come in many shapes and sizes. Some have windows or padding. Typically, children are placed in the rooms alone and are not allowed to leave until an adult allows them to do so. Often, the rooms are small in size.

11/21/2013

State Board of Education members are slated to adopt the new biology books this week after discussing potential changes in hearings that begin Wednesday. The materials need board approval to be on the state’s recommended list of textbooks and e-books.

11/21/2013

The plans are in response to shootings in other states and White said that instead of being reactive to incidents, they’re designed to prevent such occurrences. So far, “we have not had an intruder.”

11/21/2013

At many of Seminole's middle schools and some high schools, students apply to be "peer buddies" to autistic students, focusing both on academics and social skills.

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

A new proposal would allow the district to enter into contracts with colleges and universities to manage schools within the district, essentially giving them the role of superintendent and asking them to oversee everything from the budget to day-to-day operations.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

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