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6/24/2014

6/24/2014

New York’s school composting efforts are part of an expanding citywide program in which residents are being asked to separate their scraps for pickups by city sanitation trucks. The city is also teaming up with districts in cities nationwide to make bulk purchases of compostable plates.

6/24/2014

In California, 58 percent of foster youths graduated from high school their senior year in 2009-2010. A program in Los Angeles County has been aiming to reverse that trend. Under the initiative, a group of social workers tracks the academic progress of foster children and makes sure they stay on the path to graduation.

6/24/2014

After denying a data breach, Jersey City school officials are now alleging that a local charter school did improperly access students' personal information. The district has restricted the charter school's access to the system and is determining the extent of the data breach and how to protect student information.

6/24/2014

High school graduation rates are up slightly statewide, and so are the numbers of seniors earning high enough marks on state English and math exams to be deemed ready for college, the state Education Department reported.

6/24/2014

Forty-four Mississippi schools districts — the largest number in the Southeast — remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight. Legal battles over school desegregation have persisted since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.

6/24/2014

State District Judge John Dietz will continue to preside over the long-running case that is challenging the way Texas finances its public schools, a visiting judge ruled. The state's attorney general pushed to remove Dietz from the case, arguing that recently revealed emails show the judge was biased in favor of plaintiffs lawyers.

6/24/2014

St. Paul's school district continues to learn in large numbers through the summer vacation. In 2013, 8,000 students enrolled in summer school whereas this year's enrollment boomed to 13,000. The district also added a dozen new programs, like "Why Try," a social and emotional curriculum designed to help students increase their self-esteem.

6/23/2014

6/23/2014

Michigan taxpayers pour nearly $1 billion a year into charter schools — but state laws regulating charters are among the nation’s weakest, and the state demands little accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent and how well children are educated.

6/23/2014

A record 16,223 students in Indiana schools were homeless in 2012-13 — that's up 121 percent since 2006-07, according to the latest data from the Indiana Department of Education.

6/23/2014

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer, but some schools in the area are still in session, making up snow days they took during this past brutal winter.

6/23/2014

Although Mississippi became one of the first states to make civil rights education mandatory in schools, starting in 2011, the state offers no specific training in it for teachers and doesn't track how much or how little civil rights education is being taught.

6/23/2014

At the last possible moment, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday came up with the money that a struggling School District had been pleading for.

6/23/2014

A new federal program could allow some Kansas schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, at no cost to their families.

6/23/2014

Five Franklin County school districts, a STEM school, a charter school and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio were among the 37 schools and consortiums awarded nearly $150 million in the second round of education grants from Ohio’s Straight A Fund.

6/20/2014

6/20/2014

Under a proposed bill, the state would aid the nonprofit group Prevention Links in opening the first public “recovery high school” for teens with substance abuse problems on Kean University's campus. Whichever school took part in the state recovery school program would accept pupils from around the state and receive a per-pupil payment provided by the home school districts.

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