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1/21/2015

1/21/2015

Maryland should recruit successful charter schools to the state and consider granting them greater autonomy and control over teacher contracts, according to a new study by the Abell Foundation.

1/21/2015

A series of bills would give the Mississippi Department of Education new tools to investigate and punish cheating in public schools and make their parent districts responsible for the costs incurred as a result.

1/20/2015

1/20/2015

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, South Texas ISD and South Texas College are partnering with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to begin a dual-enrollment nursing program. The program will be one of the first programs in the nation to offer an associate’s degree in nursing to high school graduates.

1/20/2015

A new report found that, at 51 percent, the number of children who qualified for federal programs for free or reduced-price lunches is the highest in at least 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation.

1/20/2015

Nevada education officials released a list of 78 underperforming schools, representing more than 10 percent of Nevada’s 724 public schools. The new list includes all one-star, priority and focus schools in the state.

1/20/2015

The nation’s second-largest school district is doubling the number of students served dinner, with an eye toward eventually offering it at every school.

1/20/2015

The possession or sale of guns capable of firing 10 bullets or more without reloading would be prohibited under a controversial recommendation supported by the governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.

1/20/2015

The state superintendent recommended reducing testing by nearly 20 percent. Superintendent Richard Ross also made numerous recommendations, including eliminating the fall third-grade reading exam.

1/16/2015

1/16/2015

Educators, parents and school leaders have been vocal about their opposition to the state’s current “integrated” approach to math, which blends three disciplines such as geometry, algebra and data probability in one course. In response, the state developed new courses using the old-school, single discipline approach.

1/16/2015

A 10-year restorative justice experiment in the California city's schools will be expanded to all 86 schools in five years. At the 27 schools that now use alternatives to traditional discipline responses, officials cite a drop in suspensions and chronic absenteeism and an increase in graduation rates.

1/16/2015

A new statewide anonymous tip line for schools has been credited with identifying 25 real threats and has expanded to 821 school districts in the state as of this week. The tip line accepts calls or texts and is answered by trained analysts in the Ohio Department of Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevent Unit.

1/16/2015

Ohio schools Superintendent Richard A. Ross has recommended reducing the average amount of time students spend taking standardized tests by nearly 20 percent. The reduction would ensure students in each grade spend no more than 2 percent of the school year taking standardized tests.

1/16/2015

Pulaski School District officials may ask to borrow funds to buy students their own tablet computers to use for classroom projects and homework. An April referendum is being considered to borrow nearly $700,000 in each of the next four years to pay for iPads for all students as part of a 1-to-1 technology program.

1/16/2015

North Dakota lawmakers have again introduced a bill that would allow anyone with a Class 1 concealed carry permit to carry a firearm in a school, so long as they have the permission of that school's governing body.

1/16/2015

The 20-year model that Virginia has used for public education and keeping schools accountable is ready for a make-over according to the Virginia Association of School Superintendents' new blueprint for the future of public education. One part of the makeover, that might make students happy, was less testing.

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