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6/2/2014

6/2/2014

A fresh breeze has been blowing through Kyrene School District, which is moving away from standardization in education and focusing instead on personalized learning experiences for children, Superintendent David Schauer says.

6/2/2014

The measure seeking to update the state’s 26-year-old sex education curriculum passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday by a 9-2 vote, but Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, placed a procedural hold on its advancement to the Senate floor.

 

6/2/2014

In New Orleans, school is out for the summer. But in the city's largest school district, the last traditional public schools have closed their doors permanently, making this the first all-charter district in the country. This transition started after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005.

6/2/2014

Lawmakers in Jefferson City said the legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting such as the one in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

6/2/2014

Average daily attendance in the Pasadena Unified School District during fall semester of 2013 was higher than during the same period in 2012, according to the truancy data. The higher attendance equals more dollars for the district.

5/30/2014

5/30/2014

A New York high school is the latest in the nation to ban backpacks following several bomb threats, and has even taken extra steps, including sealing up students' lockers. Students at Wantagh High School are being forced to carry their books and belongings in plastic bags and submit to searches when entering the building. But the sealing up of lockers is taking school security to a new level.

5/30/2014

The House Appropriations Committee passed an agriculture budget bill that included nearly $21 billion for child nutrition that would allow schools to opt out of White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012. The guidelines added more fruits and green vegetables to school meals and reduced the amount of salt and fat children consume at schools.

5/30/2014

The state Education Department has ignored its obligation to ensure that all California students receive a minimum level of instructional time, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Public Counsel and others. The lawsuit contends the lack of quality learning time for these students is in violation of the state Constitution's equal protection guarantee.

5/30/2014

Allegations have been made against a Manhattan private school that teaches children with special needs. Many public school students get reimbursed to go the Churchill School but, according to a new report, the school billed the state for money that it didn’t deserve. The state comptroller’s office said that the school bilked the state for more than $3-million in improper and outrageous expenses.

5/30/2014

Oklahoma City is implementing additional security measures as part of a $600,000 overall security initiative split between the Oklahoma City police and public schools. The plan calls for eight additional School Resource Officers from the Oklahoma City Police Department to patrol the city's 55 elementary schools.

5/30/2014

Vermont scored a "D" in the Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy's 2013 financial literacy report card. The Vermont Financial Literacy Task Force is currently working on a comprehensive report that will serve as the state's financial literacy action plan.

5/30/2014

Female students at a Heber City high school in Utah are irritated because their yearbook photos were altered arbitrarily to reveal less skin - without their knowledge. School officials acknowledged the modesty photoshop, saying students know the dress code and were warned about the possibly editing.

5/29/2014

5/29/2014

Many schools are unable to meet the city's Public Schools Athletic League's financing requirements that include the perceived level of interest at the school, availability of coaches, and enough students who could satisfy the league’s academic eligibility rules. The Small Schools Athletic League was created three years ago when the new smaller high schools could get few or no sports programs with little support from the Education Department.

5/29/2014

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would reduce funds for school buses. The House bill would limit the number of spare buses and their replacement parts, while revising the state inspection process for school bus maintenance. The bill’s sponsor says the legislation would make bus operations more efficient, while saving about $19 million in recurring funds over five years.

5/29/2014

The City Council discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed. The bill would require audible alarms on all doors at elementary and special education schools across New York City. Installing audible alarms could run an estimated $1.5 million.

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