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6/26/2015

6/26/2015

A record number of teachers in the Mehlville School District have turned in their resignations with the number growing to 55 this year - nearly three times of a normal year. In addition to recent budget cuts, the district hasn’t passed a tax levy increase for operations since 1986.

6/26/2015

North Carolina’s Senate and House leaders have asked the state’s highest court to release public money for private school vouchers for the coming school year while uncertainty remains about the constitutionality of the program.

6/26/2015

The city will offer free vision screenings and pairs of glasses to every student in need at all 130 community schools — estimated at around 20,000 children. Close to $10 million will be spent on the program over the next four years.

6/25/2015

6/25/2015

The North Carolina district's students will learn a new system for crossing the road to get on school buses that school leaders hope will improve safety for the 80,000 children who ride daily.

6/25/2015

A National Retail Federation poll finds that 29 percent of households with children plan to spend more on back-to-school shopping this year—up from 24 percent in 2014. However, a separate study by America's Research Group found that 58 percent of parents said they would buy only minimally during the traditional back-to-school season.

6/25/2015

The New Jersey city's school advisory board has thrown its support behind a bill that would temporarily curb the growth of charter schools around the state. The proposed bill has particular gravity in Newark, where about 40 percent of students currently attend charter schools.

6/25/2015

School districts were back before the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education this week to ask for more flexibility in the new healthy school lunch regulations, which they say have made school lunches unappealing.

6/25/2015

Michigan's second largest school district, Utica Community Schools, will begin laying off more than 30 teachers as part of its budget balance plan that includes staff layoffs, the sale of vacant district property, the consolidation of bus routes and cuts in the district's alternative program.

6/25/2015

The Worcester School Department plans to expand an electronic report card pilot program to eight new elementary schools next school year. The new digital model enables administrators and families to track students' records online while teachers can more easily submit grades.

6/24/2015

6/24/2015

The Senate Education Committee voted to approve legislation that provides for a new funding school formula. The formula gives weight to factors such as poverty, local wealth, ability to raise revenue to pay for schools, students who attend charter schools, and rural and small district conditions.

6/24/2015

An experiment tying teacher pay, in part, to student performance has been dropped by the Regional School Unit 40 district. The difficulty in getting a contract last time, as well as continued opposition from teachers, played a part in the decision to not include the incentive program in the new contract.

6/24/2015

The closure of the Halau Lokahi charter school could lead to legislative changes, and is proving to be a learning moment for the state's 3-year-old Charter School Commission. Unlike most states, charters in Hawaii are state agencies. That means the state may be responsible for debts if a school closes.

6/24/2015

Ruth Asawa High School is one the first high schools in the country to offer an LGBT studies course. The course will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues. The curriculum stretches back to ancient times.

6/24/2015

Four months after the Department of Education renewed the contract of Cami Anderson, the superintendent of the troubled state-controlled New Jersey school district is stepping down. After 21 years in state control, the question remains whether Newark Public Schools should be returned to local leadership.

6/24/2015

Twenty-two school districts in the St. Louis region will offer support to the struggling Riverview Gardens and Normandy school systems by reducing tuition payments they collect to educate the two unaccredited district's transfer students.

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