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7/13/2015

7/13/2015

A jury in Washington state has decided the Clover Park School District owes a developmentally disabled girl more than $754,000 for failing to protect her from a troubled classmate who sexually assaulted her in a school bathroom.

7/10/2015

7/10/2015

A new study estimates that more than 145,000 deaths per year could be averted in the United States if everyone who didn't finish high school had earned their high school degrees. The findings suggest that policies aimed at increasing people's education level could improve residents' longevity.

7/10/2015

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has confirmed a massive grade-fixing scandal at John Dewey High School and has moved to fire the veteran principal for allowing dozens of students to earn credit for courses they never took.

7/10/2015

As a new Illinois employee, state school Superintendent Tony Smith landed in a less lucrative retirement plan designed to control pension costs. But unlike his colleagues in the Tier II plan, he is getting a special stipend each year—expected to be worth thousands of dollars annuallyto make up for his reduced pension.

7/10/2015

Trap shooting is the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota high schools, and was recently introduced in neighboring Wisconsin and North Dakota. While it may make anti-gun activists uneasy, it’s a boon for manufacturers and retailers that have stoked its growth.

7/10/2015

Oregon set average to below-average standards for how well its elementary and middle school students should read and do math, a new study says. The National Center for Education Statistics report looked at the difficulty level of all 50 states' standardized tests.

7/10/2015

Congress moved to substantially scale back the federal government’s role in education, particularly the use of high-stakes standardized testing to punish schools, in the first significant proposed revisions since the No Child Left Behind law was passed 14 years ago.

7/10/2015

Students who change schools are likely to fall behind academically, and helping families get stable housing can prevent that, according to a new federal study. Families who received vouchers were significantly less likely to become homeless again or change schools or have parents and children living in separate places.

7/9/2015

7/9/2015

For the second time in a month, the Maine district's voters rejected the district’s proposed 2015-16 school budget of $43.3 million, with many saying the funding level was too low.

7/9/2015

Young adults with two diplomas are outliers in programs allowing high school students to earn college credits, which operate under various names and formats. They are growing in number at about 7 percent per year, according to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

7/9/2015

Relay Graduate School of Education had planned to open at the University of Memphis, but that avenue closed after faculty at the university objected. The graduate school has yet to establish a partnership with any particular charter network or district to work with its teachers. Relay focuses on hands-on practice and only enrolls teachers who already work full time in schools.

7/9/2015

The Mississippi Department of Education has recently been watching Tunica County Schools after an audit found the district to be in violation of 25 out of 31 accreditation standards from special education to child nutrition.

7/9/2015

The U.S. House will try again this week to pass a Republican rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law, with party leaders seeking to gain support from conservative members who balked earlier this year.

7/9/2015

A three-year, $30 million effort has begun in the Pennsylvania school district to bolster the number of students in city schools who read proficiently by the age of 8. Now, only 40 percent of students in District schools reach that level.

7/9/2015

The Kentucky Board of Education will consider whether to take over the Menifee County school district, becoming only the second district to be managed by the state department. The district has already been under state assistance since December 2014.

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