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3/14/2014

3/14/2014

The primary change made by lawmakers negotiating Senate Bill 229 is intended to clarify language that gun opponents thought would have allowed people to carry guns while on school parking lots or in school buildings.

3/14/2014

A newly formed teachers and parents group asked the Syracuse school board to ensure that violent or disruptive students are quickly removed from their regular classrooms and transferred to alternative programs.

3/14/2014

Many Portland-area high schools will have to revise their high school schedules for the coming year to comply with a state directive to make every high school class at least 130 hours long. High school credits issued will be considered invalid starting next school year unless they comply with the ruling.

3/14/2014

The development boom will lead Jersey City's public school district enrollment to increase by 25 percent by 2017. According to a new study, the enrollment gains will be in grades K through 5. There are also an inadequate number of pre-K centers for the expected increase in families with small children.

3/14/2014

The Orleans Parish School Board's approved a cooperative agreement with the state Recovery School District that would help students with severe disabilities, persistent school absences, prison histories and other issues.

3/13/2014

3/13/2014

Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.

3/13/2014

A House education panel approved HB 753, which would allow districts to have at least one "school safety designee" on each campus. That person would be able to carry a concealed gun after taking firearm and school safety training.

3/13/2014

The South Bay movement to fast-track the opening of charter schools has been dealt a setback, with a court ruling that California's Santa Clara County Board of Education lacks the authority to exempt charter schools from local zoning rules while deciding where to place campuses.

3/13/2014

Parents may soon be able to freely pick their child’s public school for the next school year, regardless of neighborhood or school feeder pattern, thanks to a new proposal to open enrollment for all of Duval’s 117,000 public school students.

3/13/2014

A higher number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools. That’s more than double the number of districts in the two lowest categories just two years ago.

3/13/2014

Baltimore City is working to raise tuition again for students who live outside of the district but attend city schools. If it passes, it would be the largest increase in almost a decade and the third highest for non-resident students in Maryland.

3/13/2014

Senate Bill 6552 would require most school districts to implement a 24-credit graduation standard starting with the class of 2019. A 24-credit diploma is something lawmakers identified as a goal five years ago, but never have required.

3/12/2014

3/12/2014

Central Coast New Tech High School's World War I exhibit was the culmination of five weeks of effort, requiring cooperation from ninth- and 10th-grade students in disciplines including biology, mathematics, languages and the arts. Demonstrating the school’s project-based learning philosophy, it included infographics, mock propaganda, poetry written by students and translated into German and plays.

3/12/2014

An 11-member panel of educators, legislators, parents and experts is recommending changes to how New York implements Common Core by scuttling standardized testing earlier than the third grade, limiting time for test preparation and protecting student data by severing ties with "cloud" technology firm inBloom.

3/12/2014

Administrators have been drafting new finals guidelines for this fall. The plan calls for mandatory final exams in every subject every semester in addition to taking away exemptions that allow students to bypass final exams if they have a certain grade or attendance record.

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