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6/2/2015

6/2/2015

The Wisconsin city's school board granted an additional $1.9 million to address student behavior next school year, more than doubling the resources dedicated to a controversial discipline policy.

6/2/2015

The state's K12 public schools will get roughly $106 million in increased general funding under a budget deal, a figure that is $28 million less than sought by education advocates. Nearly $56 million won't be factored into future increases.

6/2/2015

If passed, the state's truancy bill would require charter and cyber charter school teachers and principals to report to their administrator if a child has missed three days without a valid excuse.

6/1/2015

6/1/2015

Citing the historic U.S. Supreme Court case that led to integration of America’s public schools, a handful of Memphis parents and teachers are suing Shelby County Schools over a recent school closing, claiming that its students will receive an “inferior and unequal” education at the school to which they are being reassigned.

6/1/2015

Student messages on social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County school district as part of a new program to curb cyberbullying, crime on campus and suicide.

6/1/2015

Opponents of shale gas drilling near the Mars Area School District campus in Middlesex, Butler County, say they will appeal Wednesday’s township decisions to approve new zoning rules that open up more than 90 percent of the township for gas drilling and development, including areas within a half-mile of the schools.

6/1/2015

New Ann Arbor Public Schools policies put the Board of Education and superintendent in charge of teacher placement, evaluations and tenure, which have been a part of the teachers union contract.

6/1/2015

Under a $4.6 million deal approved by the Board of Education last week, the district will install WiFi in all of its 109 schools by the end of next school year. The federal government will pay 85 percent of the project’s cost.

6/1/2015

Two years after California passed a law that permits transgender youth to use whatever bathroom they wish, school districts continue to grapple with compliance, though major strides have been made.

6/1/2015

A resilient economy and low unemployment have done little to stem the tide of students who are finding themselves homeless in Oklahoma.

5/29/2015

5/29/2015

The governor would be blocked from chopping regional school transportation funds under a bill being pushed by the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools. The group has argued a 2010 state law says regional school transportation funds can only be reduced in connection with cuts to aid known as Chapter 70.

5/29/2015

More than 150 city school employees received layoff notices, part of a promised cost-saving measure to close a budget gap in city schools CEO Gregory Thornton's first budget. The layoffs were the first in the district in at least a decade.

5/29/2015

The Alabama city's school officials are urging Birmingham to reverse a plan to drop free police protection at middle and high school sporting events, stressing that the move would push the sports program further into the red.

5/29/2015

Nearly 17,000 slots in summer programs for middle school students have been cut by the administration at the last minute, in some cases after parents had enrolled their children. The money saved — nearly $28 million — is being redirected to the city’s lowest-performing schools.

5/29/2015

Ninety-two percent of school districts in the state have submitted plans outlining how they would spend their share of the proposed $400 million increase in basic education funding that Gov. Tom Wolf wants allocated to schools.

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