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6/23/2014

6/23/2014

Five Franklin County school districts, a STEM school, a charter school and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio were among the 37 schools and consortiums awarded nearly $150 million in the second round of education grants from Ohio’s Straight A Fund.

6/20/2014

6/20/2014

Under a proposed bill, the state would aid the nonprofit group Prevention Links in opening the first public “recovery high school” for teens with substance abuse problems on Kean University's campus. Whichever school took part in the state recovery school program would accept pupils from around the state and receive a per-pupil payment provided by the home school districts.

6/20/2014

Five out of eight applications for new charter schools in Nashville earned a recommendation for approval by Metro Nashville Public Schools, including a proposal from KIPP Nashville, the nation's largest charter network, to take over a struggling elementary school.

6/20/2014

The board of Jefferson County Schools passed a budget of $1.019 billion for Colorado's second-largest school district, up 3.2 percent from the previous year. The 2014-2015 budget earmarks nearly $650 million in spending from the general fund, nearly $20 million from the capital reserve fund and more than $60 million from the charter school fund.

6/20/2014

Students with disabilities are about to gain equal access to school sports in New Jersey. A new bill instructs districts to work with disabled students, families and community advocates to identify opportunities for participation in physical education and extracurricular sports.

6/20/2014

More than 80 percent of the state's public school districts reported having significant vacancies for open teaching positions at the end of May, a survey from the School Administrators of South Dakota revealed. The survey found that 258 positions, or 30 percent, of 803 teaching positions available this spring remained unfilled as of May 28.

6/20/2014

A Washington, D.C., council committee is taking up a package of bills intended to improve services for special-education students. Among other things, the legislation would establish the procedural safeguards that exist for parents in jurisdictions with more effective special education programs.

6/19/2014

6/19/2014

Anne Arundel County's school board passed a $1.02 billion operating budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year that includes teacher raises, a new salary scale and the addition of 75 new teaching positions. In addition, the budget contained $5.3 million for the new Monarch Global Academy.

6/19/2014

Members of the Maryland county's board of education are considering lifting a ban on cellphones for most students in the district. The policy committee will look at whether to alter the policy to allow for use depending on grade level and instructional use.

6/19/2014

With scores of unaccompanied children landing in South Florida after streaming this year in unprecedented numbers across the U.S.-Mexican border, the Miami-Dade School Board warned that an influx of needy children could create a financial crisis. Board members agreed to request more money from the federal government to handle what administrators say is a sudden spike of foreign-born children,

6/19/2014

Local Baptists, in partnership with the national School Ministries organization, have proposed a new program for the North Carolina county s school system that would offer public school students the chance to be released from class for religious instruction once a month at area churches.

6/19/2014

The state says 88 percent of 10 Ohio's third graders met new reading targets and can move onto the fourth grade after follow-up testing. Students can be held back if they don’t meet the literacy goals under the state’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee. The figures are up from the 63 percent who passed in October.

6/19/2014

A ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office effectively defined the popular sports team name 'Redskins' as a slur that is "disparaging to Native Americans." But here in Pennsylvania, officials at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa. have yet to budge on their decision to continue using the term for the school's mascot, and students there are divided on the issue.

6/18/2014

6/18/2014

A change to state law will make it easier for Iowa school districts to tweak the structure of the school week, giving them more freedom to try new schedules. Starting July 1, school officials can count instructional time in either days or hours.

6/18/2014

As South Dakota lawmakers start a study about the future of education in South Dakota, lawmakers and educators clashed over how much money they even should be talking about to improve schools in the state.

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