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4/29/2014

4/29/2014

The State Assembly authorized hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island, endorsing a key part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to reduce traffic fatalities.

4/29/2014

As part of a movement that aims to motivate kids through familiar technology, teachers are tapping the creative power of games such as Minecraft, Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft to educate students in everything from history to engineering to biology.

4/29/2014

The Pennsylvania district has redesigned its school report cards, making it easier to compare schools with the same grade spans and similar demographics. The report cards measure academic achievement, progress, school climate and top performers. For high schools, college and career readiness is also measured.

4/29/2014

A brand new, $14 million school is among the wreckage after a half-mile-wide tornado swept through the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia. The tornado was described as leveling the intermediate school, which had been set to open this fall.

4/29/2014

A draft bill in North Carolina replaces the Common Core State Standards Initiative in reading and math with new education benchmarks to be created by the State Board of Education, in consultation with a new Academic Standards Review Commission.

4/28/2014

4/28/2014

Philadelphia School District officials introduced their 2014-15 budget Friday morning, and it was just as grim as promised. It projects operating revenues of $2.5 billion and expenditures of $2.8 billion.

4/28/2014

Nationally, the drumbeat of "college and career readiness" has reached a deafening pitch. The common thread among schools with high college acceptance rates is how early they started talking to kids about colleges and careers.

4/28/2014

Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

4/28/2014

The class-size lim­its her­ald­ed as a key fac­et of the new St. Paul public schools teachers contract are com­pli­cat­ing ef­forts to boost en­roll­ment and blunt­ing an in­itia­tive de­signed to in­te­grate some of the district’s most popu­lar schools.

4/28/2014

Since 2002, a Washington, D.C. charter network has received close to $1.2 million in direct grants from the Walton Family Foundation, a philanthropic group governed by the family that founded Walmart.

4/28/2014

Through a collaboration with the town and local authorities, a Sudbury district will upgrade school security and emergency preparedness through a cloud-based technology that provides police with live video from camera feeds in Sudbury schools, interactive floor plans of each school building, and 360- degree virtual views of every classroom, utility closet, and hallway.

4/28/2014

The state is warning three charter-school sponsors against opening six new schools because they are likely to fail.

4/25/2014

4/25/2014

The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extracurricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.

4/25/2014

In Illinois, Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

4/25/2014

A projected 47 percent increase in charter tuition has contributed to the budget woes of Bethlehem Area's district, triggering a proposed 4.9 percent tax increase. The district has a $16.9 million deficit, which will be reduced by $9.5 million in savings, including the expected elimination of 22 teaching positions.

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