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11/14/2014

11/14/2014

LGBT high school students in Maryland constantly hear derogatory remarks and are often verbally, physically and sexually harassed and assaulted by their classmates, according to a 2013 survey of LGBT secondary students. Fewer than half report the abuse.

11/14/2014

The Maine Charter School Commission approved Maine Virtual Academy, the state’s second virtual charter school. The school, which will contract with K12 Inc., will enable students to take courses online and communicate with teachers through email, phone calls and online meetings.

11/14/2014

An Iowa student's refusal to be weighed sparked a weight-related debate and prompted the school district to suspend weighing students as part of a measure to determine their body mass index, a common health assessment tool in schools across the country.

11/14/2014

Thousands of high school seniors from Boulder to the Denver suburbs are skipping new state-mandated science and social studies tests, the latest flare-up in an escalating battle over Colorado's standardized tests. The no-shows in some of the state's highest-performing and wealthiest districts come amid growing anxiety about overtesting.

11/14/2014

Impact One has organized a new in-school gang intervention program called “School Changers.” The group has teamed with three schools — Omaha North, Omaha South High School and Blackburn High School to identify the highest-risk youth, potential gang leaders, and pay them to change.

11/14/2014

The Baldwin County school board has identified $350 million in capital needs over the next decade, and will ask voters to go to the polls in March to approve an 8-mill tax increase to help fund it.

11/14/2014

The state Senate’s education committee endorsed a bill that would direct the New Jersey Department of Education to study the idea of requiring middle and high schools to start their days after 8:30 a.m. and the positive and negative impacts on districts and families.

11/13/2014

11/13/2014

Houston ISD leaders are preparing to give children as young as four the opportunity to learn Arabic, as understanding of the language has become increasingly important in business and government. The school board will vote to open one of the nation's first Arabic immersion elementary schools.

11/13/2014

An additional $250 million for is up for grabs for public schools to expand college and career readiness programs for students. Through pathways, schools connect students to regional employers. The second round of funding of the California Career Pathways Trust will be distributed to select recipients next year.

11/13/2014

By the end of this school year, six city schools will shut their doors for good. It’s a cost-cutting plan designed to save the district millions and free up money to renovate dozens of other schools.

11/13/2014

The growing Puyallup School District, already home to 231 portable classrooms, is facing an increasing perennial space crunch. Puyallup voters have rejected new school construction bonds in recent years. Board members also seem reluctant to consider more drastic options, such as double-shifting or year-round school.

11/13/2014

Key Learning Community, one of Indianapolis Public School's most famous schools, would shut down and four others would see dramatic changes to their offerings under a plan presented to the school board.

11/13/2014

State lawmakers are scheduled to take up a proposed bill that would require the state to study whether to allow teens to stay in bed longer on school days.

11/13/2014

Faced with a growing student population, nine overcrowded schools have been identified for possible limits on enrollment by Wake County school administrators in North Carolina while school planners also suggested keeping enrollment caps in place at 10 other schools.

11/13/2014

A divided South Carolina Supreme Court ruled for poor, rural school districts in a 21-year-old education funding lawsuit, saying legislators have failed to ensure that students receive the opportunity to succeed. The 2 ruling directs legislators and school district officials to work together to solve the state's "constitutional deficiency."

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