An education bill in Virginia would require each school board to set aside a non-restroom space out of public view in a school for mothers to take breaks of “reasonable length” during the school day to express milk.
The House Education Committee has approved a bill delaying the implementation of a new grading system for schools, but some delegates are questioning if the new system meets the needs of Virginia schools, parents and communities.
After falling out of favor with Gov. Mike Pence, the national Common Core educational standards that had been adopted during the tenure of former Gov. Mitch Daniels have now been rejected by the State Legislature.
To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.
Four buyers would scoop up the properties, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target it must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.
The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would void Common Core standards. Senate Bill 91, passed by the full Senate last month, now heads to a conference committee to resolve differences with the Senate version.
The measure to prevent the nationwide rollout of the federal Common Core standards in the state was approved by a House committee. Building concern from parents bolstered a measure to repeal the standards in Missouri, said bill sponsor Rep. Kurt Bahr.
The Illinois State Board of Education has maintained the School Incident Reporting System database where, by law, parents can find out about every serious school incident in the state. Less than one-third of the Chicago area's schools report incidents to this system.
Under current law, the Recovery School District controls the buildings of any schools it takes over. The local school board continues to own the property but can't use it. The proposed bill would require the unused school buildings be returned to the board.
The Harford County Board of Education approved changes in school policies, including allowing the superintendent to "unilaterally" propose changes to the boundary lines of a school attendance area, although school board members will have the final say.