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1/5/2015

1/5/2015

The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid.

1/5/2015

In a new lawsuit filed against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools officials, the federal government alleges that the principal of Scammon Elementary School discriminated against pregnant teachers by giving them lower performance ratings and targeting them for firing.

1/5/2015

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against an Indiana school district seeking to force it to recognize a club for GLBT students and those who support them. The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members.

1/5/2015

In 2007, before the recession hit, Oregon didn't have a single school district in which 30 percent of students lived in poverty. But in 2013, nine large and medium-size districts had poverty rates that high, or higher, among school-age children, a new report from the Census Bureau shows.

1/5/2015

The number of Iowa school buses flagged repeatedly by state inspectors as unsafe to transport children has nearly doubled in the two and a half years since a Des Moines Register investigation called attention to what safety regulators described as a systemic statewide problem.

12/23/2014

12/23/2014

DA Daily is taking a few days off for the holidays. Today's DA Daily will be the last edition of 2014, and we will return with the new year on Jan. 5.

12/23/2014

East Ramapo officials are again taking the state to court in their battle against what the state says is repeated noncompliance with a law covering disabled students' education.

12/23/2014

An agreement between the board of education and Onslow County Board of Commissioners compels school leaders to pursue alternative solutions to enrollment growth before building new schools. The school system is studying reassignment to mitigate years of growth in Jacksonville and Richlands.

12/23/2014

Alabama is one of eight states that do not allow charter schools, and some legislators want to change that. Several Republican lawmakers said they will make another push to establish charter schools in Alabama, at least on a limited basis.

12/23/2014

An Oregon Department of Education hearing discussED revising instructional time requirements, addressing an issue that arose when some Portland Public Schools parents accused the district of violating state law. The proposed changes address many aspects of the law, including what counts as instructional time and student enrollment in classes.

12/23/2014

The number of school districts and charter schools operating at a deficit increased during the past fiscal year from 52 to 57 and included Michigan’s state-run district for failing schools.

12/22/2014

12/22/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears ready to push for sweeping changes to the state’s education system, with goals that include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.

12/22/2014

Calls for more regulation for Ohio charter schools and their sponsor organizations have accelerated in recent months following allegations of misspending and misbehavior in a chain of charter schools and recent reports showing the schools need more oversight to be successful.

12/22/2014

Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next five years.

12/22/2014

School districts across Oklahoma could recoup as much as $18 million in state aid for the current fiscal year, a revenue stream state Education Department officials say has been miscalculated annually for more than two decades.

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