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11/13/2014

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."

11/12/2014

11/12/2014

Montgomery County's board of education voted to remove any mentions of any religious holidays on the calendar next school year. The issue stemmed from the schools being closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones.

11/12/2014

Nearly 100 people, including elected officials and regional law enforcement officers, gathered to observe a simulated school shooting in a Methuen grammar school and see what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman.

11/12/2014

An attorney representing the Leon County School Board in a federal investigation into the district's construction practices said no evidence has been found that contracts were given to vendors based on political contributions or favors. However, the district did not properly document how and why contracts were awarded.

11/12/2014

Two education groups and parents in Baltimore have new concerns about how city and state leaders are planning to repair and build new schools. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union are lobbying for matching state dollars to make repairs at more than 100 schools.

11/12/2014

School nurses could diagnose remotely with a new telemedicine service planned for the Sioux Falls School District. Partnering with Avera Health, the program would connect sick students with licensed nurses by internet video.

11/12/2014

Fairland High School in Lawrence County, Ohio is facing sanctions and suspension from athletic competitions after it was determined recruiting was taking place. Although the school is under a post-season game suspension period for now, they are making changes to prevent recruiting from happening again.

11/12/2014

The Bulloch County Board of Education is pursuing a "flexibility option" that is a middle course between the district's status quo and creating a charter school system. Over time, the Bulloch County Schools may evolve more school-level governance, with each school setting its own student achievement goals and deciding how to go about meeting them.

11/11/2014

11/11/2014

Three dozen Recovery School District (RSD) charter schools are eligible to return to the control of the Orleans Parish School Board next academic year — more than double the number eligible this time last year. Last year, 17 eligible schools decided not to move to the auspices of the school board, and instead maintained their status under RSD governance.

11/11/2014

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the state and against the ACLU in its lawsuit on behalf of Highland Park Schools students, alleging inadequate literacy instruction. The court also said students can't sue school districts for failing to comply with statutory requirements related to education.

11/11/2014

New federal guidelines have led to school cafeterias serving healthier lunches than those packed by their parents, according to a new Virginia Tech study on pre-K and kindergarten students' packed and school lunches in rural Virginia.

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