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12/2/2014

12/2/2014

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) is set to vote on a statewide transgender policy and critics are making their positions known. If passed, the policy will allow schools and the state high school league to make determinations about the gender of student athletes.

12/2/2014

The state education department wants to make David Meckley receiver for the York City School District, a move that would allow him to bring in a charter operator for district schools without the school board's consent.

12/2/2014

The Department of Education released a set of guidelines that is meant to clarify when K12 schools are allowed to separate boys and girls into separate classrooms, without running afoul of civil rights laws.

12/2/2014

The Libertas School of Memphis will become the first Montessori charter school in Tennessee, if the Achievement School District gives it the go-ahead to take over an elementary school in Frayser next year.

12/1/2014

12/1/2014

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether a Huntington Beach high school discriminated against female athletes. The investigation is reviewing whether female athletes are getting the same equipment, coaching and medical and training benefits as the male athletes.

12/1/2014

Sioux Falls public school officials approved the closure of Jefferson Elementary School in order to build a new Spanish immersion elementary school, saying they could reverse the decision if state lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed cap on K12 funding.

12/1/2014

Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom in the nation for measures like student outcomes and per pupil spending. Now, nearly two dozen school districts think they have a way to break out of that rut: They're suing the state for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

12/1/2014

Guns on school campuses is a controversial idea that Florida legislators will have to consider once again this spring. Rep. Greg Steube has refiled his school safety bill for a third time. House Bill 19 allows a trained school employee to carry a gun on campus.

12/1/2014

A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players by suing a sports governing body — in this case the Illinois High School Association saying it didn't do enough to protect him from concussions when he played and still doesn't do enough to protect current players.

12/1/2014

A group of South Carolina school districts recently won a two-decade legal battle over disparate differences in school funding and quality. Yet, while the case bounced around state courtrooms for 21 years, the gap between the state's urban and rural counties grew in several quality-of-life metrics.

12/1/2014

New York State charter schools have made more than $28 million in questionable expenditures since 2002. The Center for Popular Democracy’s analysis of previous charter school audits found investigators uncovered probable financial mismanagement in 95 percent of the schools they examined.

12/1/2014

Sixty-five Illinois superintendents are asking for drastic changes to the way their districts receive state money in Vision 20/20. Suggested changes include changing the budget process to allow schools to know what state money they'll receive before making spending decisions.

11/26/2014

11/26/2014

With schools closed for the holiday, DA Daily is taking Thursday and Friday off. We will return on Monday with the latest news and opinion from across K12.

11/26/2014

The plan approved by Pittsburgh Public Schools' board runs from July 2015 through June 2018. Some changes were made to the original plan as a result of feedback, including increasing teacher-led professional development, providing more professional development on culturally responsive teaching techniques and more.

11/26/2014

Enrollment in Oregon charter schools set a new record last year, with 5 percent of Oregon public school students enrolled in one of the state's many and varied charter schools. Charter school enrollment has nearly doubled in the past five years, from 15,400 in 2008-2009 to 28,600 last year.

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