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10/3/2013

10/3/2013

Held in a brisk October wind, the third annual Graduation Matters Freshmen Rally drew a lineup of speakers ranging from Denise Juneau, the superintendent of the state Office of Public Instruction, to students, a professor and leaders of Missoula County Public Schools.

10/3/2013

The move by Gainesville City Schools – a small system near Georgia’s Lake Lanier, in the Appalachian foothills – is a direct result of last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members died at the hands of a troubled and heavily armed young man who broke into the school and began shooting.

10/3/2013

California public schools serving poor children have better facilities, more textbooks and more appropriately qualified teachers than they did seven years ago, according to a study released this week by the American Civil Liberties Union.

10/3/2013

The report released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank, also calls on lawmakers to require that the results of statewide performance evaluations for new teachers be linked back to the programs that trained them.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

10/2/2013

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr on Tuesday recommended pushing back high school start times by 50 minutes and extending the elementary school day by 30 minutes.

10/2/2013

Students visiting Washington, D.C., on field trips amid a partial shutdown of the federal government will find many of the most popular sites shuttered.

10/2/2013

They compete for students, space and funds. But there’s hope that Florida’s charter schools and traditional public schools can move past the friction that defines their coexistence and collaborate to better benefit students.

10/2/2013

Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.

10/2/2013

On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.

10/2/2013

A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

10/1/2013

10/1/2013

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

10/1/2013

With a shutdown of the federal government appearing imminent, the U.S. Department of Education is warning that a delay of more than a week could "severely curtail" funding to schools.

10/1/2013

California must act to reduce rampant truancy that saw an estimated 1 million elementary students absent in the last school year and may cost the state billions of dollars through increased crime and poverty, according to state attorney general's office.

10/1/2013

Some school officials in Gainesville want to arm their school resource officers with assault rifles, in addition to the sidearms they currently carry. Officials say the rifles would be stored in a safe for emergencies only.

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