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8/8/2014

8/8/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill calling for the evaluation of the need for audible alarms on public school building doors, in commemoration of the Avonte Oquendo tragedy.

8/7/2014

8/7/2014

Citing chronically overcrowded schools and the need for technology, the Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees voted to place a $128 million bond on the November 4 ballot. The bond measure aims to address upgrading and repairing existing schools and installing updated technological hardware and infrastructure.

8/7/2014

An initiative proposing a new teacher evaluation method has won approval to appear on the November ballot in Missouri. The proposal would limit tenure protections for public school staff and require them to be evaluated largely on student achievement.

8/7/2014

Gov. Corbett said that he would advance the troubled Philadelphia school system $265 million. Officials said that action - which represents no new revenue or savings - could still result in layoffs, a shortened school year, and class sizes of 40 and more students.

8/7/2014

Public school officials in Florida, Texas and Georgia know the unaccompanied minors are already in their states, mainly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. But they don't know how many will end up enrolling and where.

8/7/2014

New Mexico's Office of the State Auditor is questioning how several Albuquerque public charter schools are spending money from the state. The auditors office says the aviation-focused schools didn’t follow a transparent bidding process for planes and that it appears the founder gave his own company an unfair advantage.

8/7/2014

A new program in Tennessee will allow some students to finish high school and their first two years of college at the same time. Middle College is a collaboration between Roane State Community College and Roane County Schools.

8/6/2014

8/6/2014

Aurora leaders are debating whether to give police officers a new tool to fight speeding in school zones. In addition to the officers who spend time patrolling school zones before and after school, the city council will soon decide whether to spend money to operate a photo radar van in school zones.

8/6/2014

For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? Four years later, however, it's still unclear which device is best suited to the classroom.

8/6/2014

Onslow County schools has vacated its corporal punishment rule in an unanimous vote.

8/6/2014

Simply adding more mathematics and science high school classes isn't enough, a new study shows. Researchers from ACT studied how increased course requirements in Illinois affected student achievement, the number of courses taken and college enrollment.

8/6/2014

Duval’s School Board voted to accept millions of dollars in local donations to improve the teaching and principal workforce in 36 of its struggling schools. The money is part of a planned $50 million in donations expected to be raised over the next three to five years to invest in teachers, principals, future educators and in technology for Duval schools, called the Quality Education for All fund.

8/6/2014

Gov. Corbett signaled that he was willing to advance millions of dollars in state education money to Philadelphia schools to ensure that they open on time next month. The pledge came hours after an unsuccessful bid to get legislators to return and vote on a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund city schools.

8/5/2014

8/5/2014

The Cumberland Valley School Board sewed up almost a year of negotiations as it approved a four-year contract with its teachers. The pact calls for annual 2.8 percent pay increases each year during the first three years of the contract. Teachers will also contribute more to their healthcare plans under the new agreement.

8/5/2014

This year, all of Pasco County's nearly 400 school bus routes will be part of a new back-to-school bus call center manned by volunteers. The information the volunteers will use comes from the county's internally developed My Bus Loop app. With the app, the call center operators can track buses, even though the district's fleet won't have GPS installed until next year.

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