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9/18/2013

9/18/2013

With thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped some schools pass muster despite dismal or lackluster student performance.

9/18/2013

A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are "chronically absent" from school—whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

9/18/2013

Schools across the state are still struggling to meet federal accountability targets on standardized tests, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education.

9/18/2013

Milwaukee Public Schools joins a growing number of districts that are eliminating traditional letter grades or untethering student behaviors from academic marks.

9/18/2013

Health experts say the Sacramento region’s large immigrant population is one factor in the growing number of parents declining to get shots for their children.

9/18/2013

Portland Public Schools could see new dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish in the fall of 2014, according to the latest update from the district's language immersion officials.

9/17/2013

9/17/2013

Preliminary environmental testing of the new school property found eight underground gasoline storage tanks, one known to be leaking, and unsafe levels of the chemical benzene in the soil

9/17/2013

Arne Duncan praises efforts of California and specifically Gov. Jerry Brown to adopt high academic standards and move quickly to new and improved standardized tests.

9/17/2013

A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.

9/17/2013

Although St. Vrain Valley School District buildings received little damage -- mostly water leaks -- officials have an immense amount of work to do. Road closures and power outages are affecting everything from transportation to school lunches.

9/17/2013

Pressed by law enforcement, civil-rights advocates and the realization that the way they disciplined students was failing, schools are keeping on campus more kids who talk back, throw tantrums or even threaten teachers.

9/17/2013

The state board that oversees education is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to hire interim commissioner Pam Stewart for the job instead of launching a national search.

9/17/2013

Five schools generated more than $16,000 in savings by turning off lights, unplugging appliances, programming room temperatures, and removing microwaves from classrooms.

9/16/2013

9/16/2013

Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City,"has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 city students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.

9/16/2013

Two separate Boston-area school systems attempted to make amends after getting hit with criticism from students and parents for how their high schools handled the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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