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4/1/2014

4/1/2014
The district is looking to offer fourth-grade students in 10 schools the opportunity to learn in a Spanish-blended learning environment during the 2014-2015 school year. The new language pilot program would include classroom instruction with a Spanish teacher and 24/7 access to interactive content.
4/1/2014
Health services for California students with special health care needs vary greatly by school district, are provided by a variety of school staff, operate under a confusing patchwork of regulations and are often underfunded, according to a new study.
4/1/2014
Legislators have passed a $137.9 billion budget, enacting a plan that includes boosting education aid by $1.1 billion, expanding pre-K with $340 million, delaying aspects of the Common Core education standards and prohibiting the state from sending identifiable student information to private third parties.
4/1/2014
Tacoma Public Schools applied for an estimated $5.5 million in federal School Improvement Grant money to boost achievement at two high-poverty schools added to the state’s watch list this year.
4/1/2014
The state Legislature's Yonkers delegation is on board with a two-part bailout for the city's troubled school district. The schools are facing a large budget deficit after an accounting error led to a $55 million hole in both last year and this year's budget.
4/1/2014
Key Charter School, with nearly 400 children pre-registered and plans to buy what was once a private high school, will again try to get permission to open from Harrisburg's public school district officials, despite their many concerns after denying Key Charter's first application two months ago.
4/1/2014
Two bills have been submitted to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber that would decrease the number of school board members, shift much of the board and superintendent’s power to over 80 principals and create community enrollment zones.

3/31/2014

3/31/2014
A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city schools came under fire Saturday. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kelvin Adams invited input at a public forum on his plan. He certainly got it.
3/31/2014
With state support of public education and teacher salaries among the lowest in the nation, teachers, educators and school administrators are urging lawmakers to restore funding for public education to at least levels it had reached prior to the Great Recession, when revenue shortfalls forced spending cuts to education and other public services.
3/31/2014
The lawsuit stemmed from the school board voting in April 2013 to dismiss Helisse Palmore, then principal of Barack Obama Elementary School, David Evans of the Academy of Music & Art, and James Thomas of the Academy of Business & Law, along with three administrators.
3/31/2014
Durango School District 9-R sharply reduced the percentage of students overall it suspended, expelled or referred to law enforcement from 2009-10 to 2012-13.
3/31/2014
In 2011, then Centinela Valley school board member Sandra Suarez made what she thought was a simple request: How much was the school district spending on legal fees with its top law firm, and what duties was the firm performing?
3/31/2014
Voters in Wisconsin Dells will decide Tuesday on a $30 million proposal to build a high school and convert the existing high school into a middle school.

3/28/2014

3/28/2014
Community Charter School in Buffalo has lost its yearlong battle to stay open. A State Supreme Court judge dismissed the lawsuit and ruled in favor of the state Education Department to close the school because of poor student performance.
3/28/2014
A split Allentown School Board approved plans to eliminate 100 positions, including 74 teachers. The job cuts are expected to save $5 million at a time when the district faces a $10.6 million deficit.

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