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7/23/2015

7/23/2015

The likelihood that a student will get suspended from school may have a lot to do with their geographic location. The U.S. Department of Education released maps detailing where students are most likely to get suspended from school and their demographics.

7/23/2015

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is soliciting candidates for a new committee that will help determine K12 health enhancement curriculum for public schools. The state is using a new process for selecting health enhancement content and performance standards.

7/23/2015

The bill requires that Indianapolis schools report discipline data separated by race, grade, gender, and eligibility for special education services and free or reduced-price meals. It also offers chances at grants for new discipline models.

7/22/2015

7/22/2015

The state Education Department released a set of recommendations for school districts that are meant to prevent them from discriminating against transgender or gender-nonconforming students.

7/22/2015

Emails show city schools were given little notice to delay dismissal in Baltimore's schools on the day Freddie Gray's funeral was being held. By that Monday afternoon, the city would fall into rioting and looting, which included students released from school.

7/22/2015

The federal judge presiding in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit declined to take up a dispute over the configuration of school board election zones in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District. Opposition to the plan would have to be raised in a new lawsuit to bar the election.

7/22/2015

More than 36 percent of Idaho's school districts have adopted the four-day school week. According to a new report, the cost savings tend to be negligible because most district costs are tied up in salaries and benefits. However, the extra day for collaboration, grading papers and preparations has benefited parents and teachers.

7/22/2015

In the face of declining enrollment, the school is eliminating 43 positions and undergoing a restructuring effort that includes renegotiating external contracts, consolidation of internal and external operational functions, and an adjustment in its instructional model.

7/22/2015

An upcoming state audit of the Allentown School District will include a review of the district's charter school approval process and real estate lease arrangements following questions about an agreement with a developer.

7/22/2015

School districts would be blocked from suing their local boards of county commissioners for the next five years if an amendment quietly added by state senators to House Bill 561 becomes law.

7/21/2015

7/21/2015

After five years of battling the state in court for more funding, a number of Texas districts are still at or below their funding levels from five years ago. The lingering effect of the cuts will be a key issue in the lawsuit appeal the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear in September.

7/21/2015

Another federal probe has the Hillsborough County school system in its sights, this one concerning a learning-disabled student. As a result, the district is reminding teachers to assess students without delay, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is monitoring the district's compliance.

7/21/2015

Utah took a big step last week when the first ever Free-Range Kids and Parents federal legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate. A clause was added into the Every Child Achieves Act which states that children can walk or bike to school alone, at an age their parents feel is appropriate.

7/21/2015

Less than a month before the new school year begins, Gwinnett County school officials say they are looking for fill 75 teacher vacancies within the district. Almost half of those vacancies are for special education teachers.

7/21/2015

Tax donations are a huge driver of extracurricular activities in Arizona's schools, but the vast difference in contributions between affluent and poor schools raises concerns as the state inches closer to letting schools use the money in the classroom.

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