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7/14/2014

7/14/2014

Long wait lists in Springfield—and 16 other underperforming districts across the state—provides evidence that the state should lift its cap on charters schools, a privately funded research organization argues.

7/14/2014

Arizona's public schools are due an additional $317 million in funding for the coming budget year, a court has ruled. The decision could cost the state an extra $1.6 billion over the next five years.

7/14/2014

The $15.03 million purchase of the devices still must be approved by the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The multi-year effort to provide all students with access to mobile computers on a cloud-based network started last school year with a pilot in nine schools.

7/14/2014

The move will phase out E-rate funding for old technologies like pagers and dial-up phone service in order to subsidize broadband and wireless Internet connections in classrooms and libraries.

7/14/2014

A coalition of climate and science groups has launched a petition, dubbed the Climate Science Bill of Rights, to urge local governments to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards and teach climate change science in grades 8-12.

7/14/2014

Unlike initiatives in Louisiana and Tennessee, which have concentrated weak schools in districts run directly by the state, Colorado is leaving control of the turnaround schools up to local districts.

7/14/2014

Members of the state's Board of Education are expecting to vote on math and English language arts standards educators will use for teaching students during the 2015-16 school year as early as December, with a team of writers producing the new standards no later than August

7/14/2014

While summer programs in many California public school districts have been scaled back or eliminated, scores of students in predominantly affluent areas can pay for courses, bolstering their transcripts to be more attractive to colleges.

7/11/2014

7/11/2014

A new public school drawing students from across the region, and the state, opens next month. The academy, referred to as TECCA, is the first new virtual school to be created under a law adopted early last year in Massachusetts to pave the way for more of them across the state.

7/11/2014

Tampa Bay area schools saw a variety of results in their state grades delivered to districts, with many showing improvement and several dropping a level. Superintendents across Florida have called for a three-year transition period to the new accountability system, with no penalties assessed during that period.

7/11/2014

The University of Wisconsin System cannot charge high school students taking courses offered in their schools for college credit, known as concurrent enrollment classes, the state’s attorney general says.

7/11/2014

A Saint Paul School District group, Solutions in Action, was formed to look at why black students are suspended more than others. The answers as to "why" ranged from lack of respect for black students, racial tension in the classroom between students and lack of teachers of color.

7/11/2014

A new charter school in Illinois won’t open as planned next month in a building owned by a politically connected pastor’s church because of a federal investigation involving charter operator Concept Schools.

7/10/2014

7/10/2014

A ruling against the Miami-Dade County Public School District was the first-ever ruling under Florida statutes, written specifically to prevent school districts from taking “unlawful reprisals” against employees who support charter school conversions.

7/10/2014

The results of Georgia's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests show big gaps among central Georgia's schools. The school results show huge differences within many districts in terms of how many students are making progress.

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