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1/29/2014

1/29/2014

The Cleveland school district won’t be able to build as many new schools as the district had hoped, after a new projection shows the number of students in the district falling faster than earlier predictions.

1/28/2014

1/28/2014

The proposed increase falls far short of the $1.2 billion increase Gov. Rick Scott recommended last year, despite the best budget outlook in recent memory. Still, Scott said his latest recommendation would be enough to push education spending to a record high.

1/28/2014

For the past three weeks, thousands of parents of incoming kindergarten and sixth-grade students have been registering for school under a new system that aims to place students in schools closer to their homes starting this fall. It's the biggest change to the registration process in decades.

1/28/2014

The state has ruled that the Bridgeport school district systematically failed to identify students eligible for special education and must now take corrective action. Most of the examples cited in the complaint were from the 2012-13 school year, when there was an effort to reduce special education costs.

1/28/2014

The ACT has been given free of charge to Illinois' 11th graders for more than a decade. But that could change with a proposal to make the college-entrance exam voluntary, with perhaps only low-income students getting to take it for free.

1/28/2014

With more frigid temperatures forecast for this week likely to cause additional school closings, Gov. John Kasich wants a one-time increase from the current five “calamity days” schools can use before they have to start adding school days at the end of the year.

1/28/2014

The U.S. District Attorney's Office says evidence presented by three Jewish families could show the district's disciplinary system was inadequate to accurately track — and therefore to adequately and promptly respond to — anti-Semitic incidents in the district's schools.

1/28/2014

Pittsburgh Public Schools is expected to go bankrupt in 2016 unless it changes course. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says he's concerned about declining school enrollment, ballooning pension costs and the cost of sending the district’s schoolchildren to charter schools.

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

Parents of students at Bay City Academy, a charter school with three locations on the city's East Side, say they are upset and perplexed following the unexpected departure this week of the school's principal and superintendent.

1/27/2014

Buffalo School Superintendent Pamela C. Brown has made a marked effort this week to appear more open and responsive to the public in light of long-standing criticism that she communicates poorly and doesn’t do enough to engage with the community.

1/27/2014

Five charter schools in Broward County ended last school year in "deteriorating financial condition," spending more money than they took in, district auditors said Thursday.

1/27/2014

Billings elementary schools are close to getting their layer of electronic protection.

1/27/2014

A bill that allow peace officers to carry weapons in schools and make school boards keep secret the names of employees they designate as people who can carry guns cleared the Ohio House this week.

1/27/2014

Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday that schools will be closed Monday due to the extreme cold temperatures and high winds forecast for the area.

1/27/2014

Virginia lawmakers tempted to thrust local public school divisions back into the government prayer wars should be prepared to defend the mandate in court.

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