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5/8/2015

5/8/2015

Students in grades 3-12 could be excused from taking a state test and schools no longer would be penalized in accountability reports for students who do not take the test under a proposed bill.

5/7/2015

5/7/2015

Schools in Massachusetts are not even close to having the recommended number of psychologists present. With a million students and approximately 900 school psychologists, there's only one psychologist per 1,100 students, which is well below the national guideline of one per 500-700 students.x

5/7/2015

Teacher contract talks in Chicago are off to a rocky start, with the debt-burdened district demanding a 7 percent pay cut and increases in health insurance premiums.

5/7/2015

The New Jersey city's schools should add more social services and community programming to tackle issues of poverty afflicting local neighborhoods, a group of education advocates said. The group advocated that the district could work with local nonprofit organizations to support a wider range of student needs.

5/7/2015

A state representative is demanding a thorough investigation into a report that an online charter school has been collecting taxpayer money for students who were no longer attending the school. The Ohio Virtual Academy has been accused of reporting attendance of students who should have been withdrawn for truancy.

5/7/2015

State lawmakers’ months-long impasse on school funding may be close to an end. A legislator posted that legislative leaders have agreed to a compromise of a 1.25-percent increase in K12 public school funding plus a one-time appropriation of $55 million.

5/7/2015

According to the latest numbers recently released by the Florida Department of Education, the top eight schools, with reported fights, are all in Miami-Dade County. A middle school was in the top spot with 188 reported fights last school year.

5/7/2015

The Louisiana House Education Committee advanced a bill to ban building schools on toxic waste sites. The issue flared up after the Recovery School District unveiled a plan to rebuild a school on a site that contained toxins such as lead, mercury and carcinogenic hydrocarbons.

5/6/2015

5/6/2015

A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer sexual education and states that Texas law requires more attention must be spent on abstinence than other behaviors.

5/6/2015

House and Senate members spent more than a week working out the differences between their versions of a bill modifying the school transfers law, which allows children in nearly 90 unaccredited school districts to transfer to higher-performing ones.

5/6/2015

Seattle’s teachers voted to hold a one-day strike, joining colleagues in about two dozen other school districts that have staged or are planning similar walkouts to pressure state lawmakers to budget more money for lower class sizes and higher teachers’ wages.

5/6/2015

The Missouri city's council approved a measure to increase cooperation between the Columbia Public School District, Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to improve the handling of minors who allegedly commit crimes or offenses over which the district can exercise disciplinary power.

5/6/2015

Efforts to limit sugary drinks and junk foods in California elementary schools appear to have resulted in fewer kids who are overweight or obese, a new study finds. However, the benefits were limited to children at wealthier schools.

5/6/2015

The Alabama House is expected to vote in the coming days on a bill that would require all 67 county school systems to switch from elected to appointed superintendents.

5/6/2015

Cambridge High School will be the nation’s first public high school to have a building completely dedicated to veterinary science. The building will feature lab space, a classroom and a 2,160-square-foot pole barn.

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