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8/22/2013

8/22/2013

The board’s action Tuesday, which gives the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to increase classroom interaction and closely monitor district finances, follows legislation approved earlier this year that removes a two-year waiting period before the state can intervene in struggling schools.

8/22/2013

A federal investigator says Mesa Public Schools has corrected problems that led to a highly allergic fourth-grader’s repeated exposure to peanuts in a classroom last spring.

8/22/2013

Task force members will meet Friday to discuss the recommendations expected to be posted on the State Board of Education’s website late Wednesday or early Thursday. The list isn’t necessarily the final set of recommendation that will go to the governor.

8/22/2013

The idea is not to entertain but to soothe — and perhaps cut down on discipline problems, said Jim Wright, director of transportation for the Horry County School District that includes this city of almost 20,000 and Myrtle Beach on the northern South Carolina coast.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

Only 13 schools in Metro Detroit — and 78 statewide — earned the highest rating possible on the state’s new reporting system for school performance, according to data from the state’s new accountability system for public schools.

8/21/2013

A state law requiring suicide awareness training in Ohio schools for the first time this year could help stem the tide of a “silent epidemic” that took her son’s life, state Rep. Marlene Anielski says.

8/21/2013

The Evanston school superintendent who resigned unexpectedly last week after 13 years on the job will be paid severance of $175,000, school officials said.

8/21/2013

Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.

8/21/2013

In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."

8/21/2013

From deep breathing exercises to flexible schedules and even recess at the high school level, schools are instituting programs to help students better handle their stressful lives.

8/21/2013

Federal laws and regulations could save Pennsylvania school districts from having to turn over as much as $150 million that charter schools say they are owed.

8/20/2013

8/20/2013

“Zero tolerance” policies call for automatic, harsh punishments, often suspensions or expulsions, for certain offenses. Now there’s a trend to ban the policies, including those in Ohio.

8/20/2013

After a rocky 13-year reign as Evanston's elementary school district superintendent, Hardy Murphy abruptly resigned two weeks before the start of classes, leaving stunned supporters and detractors with questions.

8/20/2013

Surrounded by colorful number cards, beads and blocks, dozens of elementary teachers from across Louisville sat inside a packed training room last week, learning a new way of teaching math that focuses on problem-solving and in-depth understanding.

8/20/2013

A predawn phone call Sunday from the Pinellas County School District jolted hundreds of bleary-eyed parents out of bed with a one-minute recorded "welcome back" message from the superintendent.

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