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4/22/2014

4/22/2014

Chicago is adding the International Baccalaureate model to five more elementary and middle schools this fall. The expansion covers about 1,500 students and will provide updated art, science and library facilities and training for teachers and staff.

4/22/2014

A new law is getting rid of a 2008 state-mandated graduation requirement for seniors to complete a yearlong culminating project. However, local school boards will ultimately be allowed to decide whether to keep the senior project for the class of 2015 and beyond.

4/21/2014

4/21/2014

At issue is the next contract between San Diego Unified and San Diego Education Association – San Diego’s teachers union – which will cover teachers, nurses, counselors and other staff members.

4/21/2014

Eight Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting a proposal to make 112,000 children living in lower income areas eligible for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.

4/21/2014

City charter schools scored a pair of legal victories this week as the teachers union lost an anti-charter lawsuit and Mayor de Blasio defended controversial school-sharing plans approved under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

4/21/2014

The four charter school proposals approved by Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and the State Board of Education are: Freire Charter School, Delaware STEM Academy, Great Oaks Charter School and the Mapleton Charter School at Whitehall.

4/21/2014

Jane Brittell, the principal at Lorena Falasco Elementary School in Los Banos, a town about 35 miles north of Mendota, says she's worried the drought will force families to leave and pull their kids out of school.

4/21/2014

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

4/21/2014

Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state’s struggling timber industry.

4/18/2014

4/18/2014

For more than two months, lawyers have been arguing in state court over whether California’s laws governing teacher tenure, firing and layoffs violate students’ constitutional right to an education. By the beginning of July, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge will deliver the first legal ruling on the case.

4/18/2014

Western New York's Kenmore-Tonawanda School District is exploring consolidating three elementary schools into one single building. The district has seen an enrollment drop by almost 2,000 students in the past 20 years, prompting the board to examine several scenarios and possible school closings.

4/18/2014

The Hoboken School District filed a lawsuit against the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School and the state Department of Education. The lawsuit calls the state's approval in March to expand the charter school and also renew its charter "not valid" because the Department of Education's acting commissioner was not the one who actually made the decision.

4/18/2014

A bill to maintain the Louisiana city's newly built and renovated public school buildings cleared the House Education Committee. The city is in the middle of an unprecedented school rebuilding plan paid for by $1.8 billion, mostly from FEMA.

4/18/2014

Wake County officials said 600 teachers have quit since the school year began, a 41 percent increase over the same number who had resigned as of this time last year. The county has the largest school system in the state, employing nearly 9,000 teachers.

4/18/2014

Philadelphia’s District Attorney is asking the school district to provide names and addresses of students who are chronically truant in order to approach the parents to do more. The district has cited the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act as the reason preventing them from providing this data.

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