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2/9/2015

2/9/2015

School officials violated a former student's civil rights by failing to protect him from bullies who targeted him due to his disabilities and because he is Jewish, his parents allege in a recently filed lawsuit.

2/9/2015

Bay Area schools have been put on notice about a potential scam that could cost them. Investigators believe the man behind the scheme allegedly defrauded thousands of schools across the country in a fake billing scam.

2/6/2015

2/6/2015

The Alabama Department of Education released the latest list of "failing" schools where families are eligible to transfer to a different public school or receive a tax credit to help pay for private school. This year, a total of 66 schools made the failing list, down from 76 in 2014 and 78 in 2013.

2/6/2015

The Georgia General Assembly is about to change the lives of 8,000 people never able to graduate high school because they failed part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. A proposed bill would free former Georgia high school students from having to pass the test to earn their diplomas.

2/6/2015

An investigation discovered widespread, potentially dangerous problems with the state's school buses with nearly 65 percent failing their state inspection, according to Maine State Police reports.

2/6/2015

Voters in Iowa's College Community school district will decide in April whether to pass a $49.5 million bond referendum to fund renovations of five schools. The project represents the first of two phases in the district’s 10-year facilities plan.

2/6/2015

The San Mateo County Board of Education denied the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School's petition to open a K8 charter within the Menlo Park City School District. It was determined that the plan contained too many deficiencies, including the absence of transitional kindergarten.

2/6/2015

The Montclair district has partnered with the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation to launch the Project Oasis Student Support Program for suspended high school students. The pilot program — which has three locations — offers a structured learning environment and mentoring to suspended students.

2/5/2015

2/5/2015

A proposal is being pushed that would allow federal dollars to follow students from school to school, as a way to increase equity for low-income families. But an issue brief argues the proposal would actually strip the neediest schools of much-needed resources.

2/5/2015

John Thomas School of Discovery recently became the first public school in Missouri to receive STEM accreditation for the instruction it does in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

2/5/2015

The state school board reviewed terms of the four-year experiment in virtual charter schools. The school board wants K12 Inc. and Connections Education to provide computers and internet access to students whose families cannot afford them. The board is also considering excluding children who don't have an adult to oversee their classwork.

2/5/2015

Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a biennial budget that would cut property taxes, keep public school funding in Wisconsin largely flat over two years, cut some 400 state positions and drastically expand school choice programs in the state.

2/5/2015

There’s little support among local officials for a bill that seeks to give North Dakota’s sheriffs the power to close schools if they believe the weather is too unsafe for travel. House Bill 1380 also takes school districts off the hook for days lost if sheriffs close schools.

2/5/2015

In connection to the Edison school district's lawsuit against its insurance company, a judge has ruled that state regulations apply to the district's policy regarding upgrades. The James Monroe Elementary School, which burned down in 2014, will cost $28 million to rebuild, but so far the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group has offered only $9 million.

2/4/2015

2/4/2015

The superintendent and school board of Montgomery County have agreed to part ways, beginning the search for a new chief to lead the largest school district in Maryland. He will leave months before his four-year contract would have ended in June.

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