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7/21/2015

7/21/2015

Chicago Public Schools proposed selling the general obligation bonds despite the district's falling credit ratings and other issues. Proceeds would be used to improve school facilities, refund outstanding bonds and more.

7/20/2015

7/20/2015

An education advocacy group sued 13 of the largest school systems in California, claiming that they have ignored a state law when they barred the use of test results in evaluations through collective-bargaining agreements with teachers unions.

7/20/2015

The children of live-in nannies will be able to attend school in the district where their parents work and reside under a California bill approved by the state Legislature.

7/20/2015

The department will retract the charter-school sponsor evaluations it issued this year, following an outcry that internet charter-school achievement data were arbitrarily left out of the criteria, in potential violation of state law.

7/20/2015

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association voted down a proposal that would have required all public high school sports to play Division I and private school sports to play Division II.

7/20/2015

The state Education Department released the list of 144 schools from 17 school districts deemed to be "struggling," which puts them on a short-term clock to improve or face a takeover by an outside receiver. Twenty schools are considered "persistently struggling."

7/20/2015

Seven traditional Arkansas school districts are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply to be exempt from a variety of requirements tied to duty-free lunches for staff members, the hiring and firing of teachers and support staff and more.

7/20/2015

Nebraska lawmakers will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

7/17/2015

7/17/2015

The Ohio governor signed a controversial bill that drastically changes how the state can step in to run "failing" school districts by creating a new CEO position, allowing mayors to appoint school board members and giving the CEO power to override parts of union contracts.

7/17/2015

State legislators do not need to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor last year on behalf of 21 school districts, including the state’s second-largest district.

7/17/2015

Some advocates for children in Massachusetts are suggesting another way to help stem the opioid epidemic: Beginning with a survey, screen every public school student for substance use. With more than 1,000 overdose deaths last year, advocates say the state should focus on prevention as early as middle school.

7/17/2015

Under a new spending plan, Jefferson Parish public school teachers will get a $600 bonus this school year, while most other employees will get a $500 bonus. The BP settlement, which totals $32.7 million before attorney fees, stems from damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

7/17/2015

A effort to increase kids’ scientific knowledge of climate change failed in the Senate, after one senator expressed concern that the measure would result in a lot of “wasted paper.” The measure would have created a competitive grant program for public school districts to develop or improve climate change education curricula.

7/17/2015

To bridge the gap between school years for anxious parents and its nearly 356,000 students, the fourth-largest U.S. school district in the nation created an annual online catalog designed to address everything from school holidays to bus transportation to vaccination requirements.

7/17/2015

A federal judge has decided to limit the U.S. Department of Justice's oversight of the Allentown School District to one more year. Federal officials had proposed an additional two years of oversight as the district works to implement a plan to address sexual harassment claims within the school district.

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