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6/11/2015

6/11/2015

Students living in census tracts where test scores are the lowest will still have priority over neighborhood kids in San Francisco’s school assignment system, the school board decided.

6/11/2015

Initial approval was given for a school district bailout that falls short of the request of $103 million that school officials wanted. Increases to property, use and occupancy, and parking taxes will bring the district an extra $70 million in the coming year while $25 million of that will be held in council’s own budget.

6/11/2015

The state Department of Education plans further investigation of testing irregularities that prompted officials to throw out the standardized mathematics test results of some Farrington Elementary School students.

6/11/2015

Concerned that kindergarten has become overly academic in recent years, a suburban school district near Baltimore is introducing a new kindergarten curriculum in the fall. Chief among its features is a most old-fashioned concept: play.

6/11/2015

The nation scored an all-time-high rate of 81 percent for high school graduation in 2013. But some schools are implementing questionable quick fixes to improve their graduation rates. It's a wide range, from strategies that may seem irresponsible to others motivated by good intentions that provide a safety net for vulnerable students.

6/11/2015

Starting next year, public school students in the Wisconsin school district will no longer be able to wear clothing with Native American athletic team names. Visiting teams would also be asked to leave their Native American mascots and logos at home when they play a Madison school.

6/10/2015

6/10/2015

Montgomery County Public Schools could cut 380 staff positions and delay the second phase of its Chromebook laptop rollout to close a $53 million budget shortfall for the 2015-16 school year.

6/10/2015

The Iowa district is using solar energy to power classrooms with the hopes that it will achieve energy savings of $90,000 in the next fiscal year.

6/10/2015

A Mississippi school district superintendent who pressed charges on three people who cheered repeatedly after being asked not at a recent graduation has dropped the charges.

6/10/2015

The board voted in favor of a controversial program that requires students to pass 15 different courses to graduate. First implemented in the district in 2005, passing LAUSD’s A-G program will now become a graduation requirement.

6/10/2015

Starting in the fall of 2015, all incoming kindergartners with mild autism will go to neighborhood schools instead of being placed in a specialized school. The change doesn't impact students already placed in personalized special education programs.

6/10/2015

Although it has little chance of passing soon, a new bill calling for a three-year moratorium on new charter schools or expansions of existing charters in New Jersey is causing quite a ruckus nonetheless.

6/10/2015

Under the bill, elementary and secondary schools in the bottom five percent measured by the School Performance Profile would be forced to improve. If a school continues to underperform, it could risk falling under state control.

6/9/2015

6/9/2015

State Senate Republicans are looking to reward school districts with higher graduation rates and reading scores as part of their widespread changes to Ohio's two-year, $71 billion budget.

6/9/2015

Opponents have voiced concerns about limiting free expression and cite studies that say school uniforms are not effective at raising academic performance or student self-esteem.

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