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6/8/2015

6/8/2015

Educators across South Mississippi said they gleaned useful data from the multitude of testing required during the past school year -- information they can use to better serve students in the future.

6/8/2015

Five cities and one school district so far have agreed to share the cost of a high-tech mapping service that Greenup property valuation administrator Bobby Hall says can save the county money and collect valuable information for his office and for emergency services.

6/8/2015

Changes to Hawaii’s sex education policies have played a role in reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and the abortions that sometimes follow, agencies like Planned Parenthood say.

6/8/2015

Montana schools won't have their ratings tarnished next year if students did poorly on new Smarter Balanced tests – at least for now.

6/5/2015

6/5/2015

The new law offers the option of education savings accounts to students who has been enrolled in a public school for at least 100 consecutive days. State funding for students would go directly into special savings accounts for parents to pay for services such as private school, transportation costs or tutoring.

6/5/2015

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools has concerns about Rhode Island parents' statutory right to public school choice if the General Assembly passes two bills that would either impose a one-year moratorium on new charters or require local approval before a new charter opens.

6/5/2015

The State Board of Education voted to revoke the charter at Dynamic Community Charter School due to concerns about financial problems, the curriculum and teaching licenses. It is the only North Carolina charter school focused exclusively on students with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

6/5/2015

This fall, Minneapolis students with mild autism will have to attend their neighborhood schools instead of being allowed to go to specialized schools for kids with special needs. The district says it's shifting resources to create a more inclusive support system for these students but some parents would like to get rid of the new approach.

6/5/2015

The Arizona governor has proposed a plan that would increase the money coming from state-land trust proceeds to schools from 2.5 percent a year to 10 percent each year for the next five years, generating about $1.8 billion in new money.

6/5/2015

The Springfield school district was able to more than double summer school enrollment this year to over 8,000 students by offering inventive classes that are more hands-on and teach reading and math in less obvious ways — such as having students come up with an elaborate plan for how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

6/5/2015

Nearly 60 percent of state voters disapprove of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education policies, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Over 50 percent have more faith in the state’s teachers union than the governor and more than 60 percent believe standardized tests are a bad way to judge student performance or rate teachers.

6/4/2015

6/4/2015

Beginning this week, every student in the city, regardless of income level, is being offered free breakfast and lunch under a federal program that allows school districts to eliminate a decades-old meal-subsidy structure for students in high-poverty schools.

6/4/2015

A citizen advisory group on literature recommended moving the John Steinbeck novel onto the approved book list for voluntary, small-group study as the profanity and racial slurs in it were deemed inappropriate for regular ninth grade classroom instruction. The Coeur d’Alene school board voted to keep it on the freshmen classroom reading list.

6/4/2015

The split-control Legislature should set state education funding increases for the next two fiscal years before they adjourn the 2015 session so Iowa’s school districts don’t have to endure another year waiting to find out about school funding while legislators fight over money next year, said Gov. Terry Branstad.

6/4/2015

The Confucius Institute at MTSU is leading a delegation of Tennessee school administrators for a whirlwind sample of Chinese elementary and secondary schools to better understand Chinese teaching methods, pupil-teacher ratios and other differences.

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