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11/7/2013

11/7/2013

According to the report, 7,555 cases of bullying were reported during the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 73 percent of those cases, or 5,478, were confirmed as bullying cases after investigation.

11/7/2013

The student, who is Jehovah's Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found. Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student's hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.

11/6/2013

11/6/2013

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane has proposed closing the district's smallest school, Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5 on the Bloomfield-Lawrenceville border, next year as part of a plan aimed at saving as much as $45 million a year through potential cuts ranging from mowing grass less frequently to moving some special education students from regional classrooms to neighborhood schools.

11/6/2013

One of the nation's largest school districts, law enforcement and the NAACP have reached a deal aimed at arresting fewer students for minor offenses and cutting down the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, which the civil rights group and others say disproportionately affects minority students.

11/6/2013

A new STEM school doesn't follow the typical science, technology, engineering and math script. Instead, it has built a STEM identity on weaving government, citizenship and world languages into core lessons.

11/6/2013

When children walk into their school building, they may pass through some of the dirtiest air on their travel from home to class.

11/6/2013

A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District.

11/6/2013

A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.

11/6/2013

Twelve public schools in Arizona received a failing grade from the state Department of Education for 2012-13, and several of them have already closed.

11/5/2013

11/5/2013

In 2004, as part of a raft of legislation to rescue Pittsburgh from near bankruptcy, the state legislature transferred a portion of a tax levied by the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education to the city. At the time, the school district seemed to be on firm financial footing with a healthy reserve fund of around $90 million. The city, on the other hand, was sinking into financial distress and facing a $77 million hole in its budget. But now the financial portrait of both bodies has changed—even reversed, some say.

11/5/2013

As Louisiana begins to make early childhood education a priority, a new study stresses the importance of high-quality preschool programs and health-care coverage for a child's future success.

11/5/2013

A new report raises alarms about whether America’s 8-year-olds are prepared for success. Only 36 percent of third-graders in the U.S. score at or above the national average in math, reading, and science, according to the report, which also exposes the income and racial divide in America. White children from higher-income families score significantly higher than other children on these tests.

11/5/2013

There’s a sheriff in North Carolina. Who works for a colonel in Oklahoma. Who works for a billionaire in Oregon. These are the leaders of a new group that’s looking to enact a host of education reforms in South Carolina—although all they’ve done so far is publish a cookie cutter catalog aimed at alerting parents to existing school choice options.

11/5/2013

With Illinois public schools on the cusp of becoming a "majority minority," suburban districts that were once overwhelmingly white are adjusting to their rising Latino enrollment with changes in curriculum and culture.

11/5/2013

In one poor school district in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, students take classes in a bus garage, using plastic sheeting to keep the diesel fumes at bay. In another, there is no more money to tutor young immigrants struggling to read. And just south of Denver, a district where one in four kindergartners is homeless has cut 10 staff positions and is bracing for another cull.

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