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8/3/2015

8/3/2015

The reasons being cited are House Bill 1989, approved in 2013, and an administrative code written by the Education Department for applying the law. The code says any data with counts of fewer than 10 students must be withheld.

8/3/2015

Alaska teachers who want to supervise student teachers this coming school year must have taught for at least one year in their school districts, and three years total, and meet or exceed state content and performance standards.

7/31/2015

7/31/2015

The new Age of Compulsory School Attendance law, which was signed into law in 2012, has now raised the compulsory school attendance age to 17. In 2017, the age will be raised again, to 18.

7/31/2015

Underprivileged schools with higher levels of black students were more likely to use criminalized discipline, such as suspension, expulsion, or referral to law enforcement. With white students, it was more likely that schools searched for solutions through medical attention or psychological intervention, according to data from 60,000 schools in 6,000 schools districts.

7/31/2015

Hot dogs and fruit juice would disappear from Boston school menus this fall, and chicken breasts and fish would often replace chicken nuggets under proposals by the School Department and a community advisory council to provide students with healthier dining options.

7/31/2015

While the latest provisions of an ongoing tax cap won’t take effect until the 2016 school year, the state schools boards association says schools are starting to worry now. The state’s tax cap limits increases in property taxes to 2 percent or the rise in inflation, whichever is lower.

7/31/2015

The Pierre School District's board passed an amendment requiring home and private-school students to take at least one course through the school district to participate in an extracurricular activity.

7/31/2015

Three districts are embroiled in a court battle over the opening of a new charter school in Woonsocket in what is shaping up to become a major flashpoint in the state’s ongoing battle over education reform.

7/30/2015

7/30/2015

The additional programs brings the number of choice programs available up to 500 for the large Florida county's students. Wi-Fi on school buses is also on the list of new options for the new school year.

7/30/2015

First responders need to know how to get inside when responding to emergencies and where to go. However, 39 out of North Carolina's 115 districts failed to submit detailed digital blueprints of all their campuses to local and state emergency management officials by the June 1 deadline.

7/30/2015

The state has embraced online learning in a big way with the largest virtual school system in the country. Upward of 200,000 students take at least one online course, a surge driven by the 2011 Florida Digital Learning Act requiring at least one online course to graduate.

7/30/2015

The city has agreed to amend how it calculates the amount of available space in school buildings, which are often shared by multiple schools. It has also agreed to consider bigger adjustments to the city’s school-space tally, like factoring in how many special-needs students a school serves when calculating how much space it requires.

7/30/2015

A commissioned report reiterated the longstanding problem of racial disparities in student success in the distrct. The preliminary study included a few suggestions, such as hiring more minority teachers as well as more teachers of English as a second language.

7/30/2015

Controversy surrounds the Florida school district's decision to monitor students' and teachers' social media posts. The software program being used allows the school district to search thousands of posts on sites to hunt for keywords that might indicate potential dangers, including cyberbullying, suicide and crime.

7/30/2015

The state Department of Education refuses to release the 2013-14 graduation rates for 58 percent of the state’s public school districts and charter schools, mostly smaller ones. The department says that according to its legal interpretation, doing so would violate a state law meant to protect student privacy.

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