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6/15/2015

6/15/2015

Compassion and personal well-being may not be among the traditional core classes in elementary school but educators say such lessons have become increasingly vital as students face more stresses and trauma.

6/15/2015

An analysis by the Iowa Department of Education says the Iowa Board of Education has the authority to determine the next state standardized exam, a conclusion that brings the board one step closer to adopting Smarter Balanced tests.

6/15/2015

Not only are more skills and a deeper understanding of teaching methods needed to reach students with increasingly diverse needs, but a nuanced grasp of the profession is necessary to envision what education should be in the 21st century, professors say. 

6/15/2015

The parents of two students had sued, alleging that the yoga program promotes Hinduism while the district discourages any display of Christianity.

6/15/2015

In a 2013 settlement, the district vowed to better welcome immigrant students, but some schools continue requiring parents to provide a photo ID that matches a fixed address and original birth certificates for students born out of the country, the Justice Department says.

6/15/2015

A new report urges Ohio lawmakers to allow local educators to customize their approach to learning. Schools should be able to fire ineffective teachers hire teachers without licenses, and eliminate salary schedules that now are based on continuing education and seniority, says the report authored by Seattle-based Education First.

6/15/2015

Various education interests have spent at least $124 million trying to influence lawmakers, officials and the general public at the state and local level since the start of 2006, including a record of at least $16 million last year, according to a review of state records.

6/15/2015

Between 2010 and 2014, the number of ACT-tested high school graduates who said they were interested in education majors or professions decreased by more than 16 percent. The number of students earning master's degrees in education also dropped.

6/12/2015

6/12/2015

A state audit shows a York City charter school double billed students, didn't have enough certified staff and failed to keep proper financial and health records. The record keeping at Helen Thackston Charter School was so deficient it was that it was not clear how the institution functioned and spent money, the auditor said.

6/12/2015

A federal bill could require all schools and districts that receive funding from the federal government to pass policies prohibiting bullying and harassment and report data on bullying and harassment incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.

6/12/2015

Public school advocates across Wisconsin are ramping up their opposition to a slate of GOP-led K12 fiscal and policy changes in the state budget proposal, including teaching licensing requirements, lower district funding and expanding independent charter schools.

6/12/2015

Parents and students may have 10 days of tax-free back-to-school shopping this summer if the Senate gets its way. The holiday is part of a large tax package that would cut $428.9 million in state and local taxes.

6/12/2015

Although most school districts would fare better under the Senate’s new school-funding package over the next two years, top public school advocates are arguing that, in the long term, the House's state-share calculations more accurately measures capacity of all districts.

6/12/2015

A little more than 10 years ago, Texas banned soda machines and deep fryers in public school cafeterias. Now the state's current agriculture commissioner wants to do away with that ban and place the restriction decision in the hands of local school boards.

6/12/2015

Schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana in an effort to gauge the effects of the drug's legalization in Colorado. Schools have been tracking all drug offenses involving students, but marijuana has not been separated on its own.

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