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10/24/2014

10/24/2014

The state Education Department and the attorney general's office announced that a compliance review of school district enrollment policies and procedures for unaccompanied minors and other undocumented students will be conducted immediately.

10/24/2014

The state House has moved legislation that would prevent schools in Pennsylvania from quietly transferring or hiring teachers and other school staff who have sexually harassed, abused or exploited students.

10/24/2014

LAUSD and 14 other school districts across California launched a pilot program that aims to bring the farm-to-table movement to school campuses. The California Thursdays initiative seeks to increase healthy, homegrown food in school meals and reduce schools' dependence on processed foods.

10/23/2014

10/23/2014

Chicago Public Schools’ official enrollment dipped below 400,000 for the first time in years. District-run schools lost about 7,000 students, while schools run by charter and contract management organizations gained about 2,400 students.

10/23/2014

From bake sales to gala auctions, private groups are raising an increasing amount of money for public schools in wealthier communities, highlighting concerns about inequality. A new study found that nonprofits organized by parents and community leaders more than quadrupled the dollars they generated between 1995 and 2010.

10/23/2014

The New York City Council is taking measures to fight a trend of segregation in its schools. A bill introduced to the council directs the state Department of Education to report on the measures taken and progress made in increasing diversity in city schools.

10/23/2014

The Alabama district changed its lunch policy in August to clarify that meals would not be denied to children who had lost or forgotten their lunch money. But the system already has $14,000 on the books from students who ate but didn't pay. A proposed revised policy would allow students to charge a maximum of two meals.

10/23/2014

The Healthy Kids Endowment fund for Iowa City Community School District's school-based health clinics now holds about $1.26 million dollars for funding Healthy Kids Community Care Clinics in district schools that offer primary, mental health and dental care to underserved and uninsured populations.

10/23/2014

A group of organizations and charter schools is asking Denver Public Schools to re-write the School Performance Framework that evaluates district schools by the end of November. The group argues that the framework is confusing and too focused on growth.

10/22/2014

10/22/2014

Dozens of the roughly 2,500 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been released to relatives or other sponsors on New York's Long Island so far this year have been unable to register for school as parents and guardians fight with the bureaucracies of the school districts to prove the children's eligibility.

10/22/2014

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White delivered the news of steady progress and modest improvements by the state's public school students with words of caution — it's good news, but it may not last for long.

10/22/2014

Nearly 36 percent of New York City's 42 city school superintendents have been replaced as Chancellor Carmen Fariña enacts a plan to fix the city’s troubled classrooms. Her goal is to create a highly experienced group of superintendents capable of whipping the nation’s largest school system into shape.

10/22/2014

New York students will have more ways to earn a high school diploma under a change approved by state education leaders. The plan approved by the Board of Regents would let students replace one of the social studies exams with a comparable exam in a trade.

10/22/2014

Some jurisdictions are so overwhelmed that they are experimenting with routing schoolchildren into specially designed courts that would keep first-time offenders from being saddled with an arrest record. Others have passed new laws or policies to dial back police involvement in school discipline.

10/22/2014

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved probation for a Boston charter school and for the state’s first virtual public school, citing low achievement and other issues. Failure to show academic improvement in a year could lead to closure.

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