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2/3/2014

2/3/2014

A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.

2/3/2014

Financing for the new spending will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program. The proportion that goes to broadband service in schools and libraries will increase to $2 billion a year from $1 billion.

1/31/2014

1/31/2014

Lawmakers are expected to increase the base education tax rate by 7 cents, from 94 cents to $1.01 for every $100 of assessed property value. While the total number of pupils in Vermont continues to decline, statewide education spending is projected to increase by 3.8 percent, or about $46.5 million, in the 2015 fiscal year.

1/31/2014

During a speech to 1,000 public-school principals, N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio took a string of swipes at his predecessor’s education policies while vowing to deliver on his promise for significant change to the school system. The mayor depicted the Bloomberg administration as one that imposed a corporate model on public schools, didn’t listen to parents or educators and that made many educational blunders.

1/31/2014

A handful of California coding bootcamps are fighting for survival after receiving a stern warning from regulators. Unless they comply, these organizations face imminent closure and a hefty $50,000 fine. A BPPE spokesperson said these organizations have two weeks to start coming into compliance.

1/31/2014

Although no charges have been filed against the students and a tutor involved in the Corona del Mar High School cheating scandal, a search warrant indicates police were looking at possible felony counts.

1/31/2014

A popular gifted program will get the axe after Ditmas Park school officials chose diversity over exclusivity. Citing a lack of diversity, PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald informed parents in a letter that the Students of Academic Rigor and two other in-house programs would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners.

1/31/2014

At least 250 million of the world's 650 million primary school age children are unable to read, write or do basic mathematics, according to a report Wednesday commissioned by the U.N. education agency. The report found that 130 million are in primary school but have not achieved the minimum benchmarks for learning, and almost 120 million have spent little or no time in a classroom, including 57 million youngsters who are not attending school.

1/31/2014

Departing from traditional hostility between school districts and charter operators, the Franklin-McKinley School District in San Jose, Calif., will partner with charter schools to share campuses and training with the goal of vastly improve education for poor and English-learning children. The partnership was named 1 of 5 in the United States awarded a $100,000 start-up grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

1/30/2014

1/30/2014

Much like his 2013 address, Obama called on state and federal legislators to invest in early childhood education, as a way to build up the economy and the nation's academic standing.

1/30/2014

Sixteen hours after leaving school in a bus, some Atlanta-area students were still making their way home. Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said “several hundred students at nine schools are sheltered in place.”

1/30/2014

While nothing has been filed in court, the lawsuit likely will be on behalf of teachers from Denver Public Schools who lost their jobs after the district introduced a pilot program based on Senate Bill 10-191, also known as SB191.

1/30/2014

New York City Mayor de Blasio and backers of his tax-the-wealthy plan for pre-K quickly seized on King’s remarks, made during a legislative budget hearing.

1/30/2014

The state Department of Public Instruction hasn’t finished translating into suggested letter grades the scores of more than 25 state Final Exams taken by high school students during the past month.

1/30/2014

The adjustment would give Superintendent Barbara Pinsak the ability to implement changes without first gaining board approval, according to school board president Ardie Walser.

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