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6/27/2014

6/27/2014

New Orleans' $1.8 billion school facilities rebuilding plan will have to be scaled back due to a budget gap that could total $330 million -- and that threatens officials' goal of putting every public school student in a new or renovated building.

6/27/2014

Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment.

6/27/2014

The San Diego Unified School will receive about $3.5 million, according to the California Department of Education. The remaining amount will be split between Julian, Vallecitos and East County schools. All together, about $51 million was distributed from three grants to 333 programs throughout California.

6/27/2014

The state House approved a measure that broadly bans discrimination against charter school applicants based on their sexual orientation or other federally and constitutionally protected classes.

6/27/2014

The School Reform Commission in March asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to back the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District’s decision to disregard seniority for teacher assignments. The high court without comment denied the district’s request for a ruling.

6/27/2014

The Trenton school district will transport city students with special needs to after-school programs. The district also agreed to notify parents of the agreement because they may have withdrawn their children from school due to transportation hardships.

6/26/2014

6/26/2014

Hundreds of mostly poor minority students who used a controversial Missouri law to transfer out of failing schools will be sent back to their home districts next school year, following a battle in the legislature and several decisions by the department of education.

6/26/2014

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue.

6/26/2014

The Department of Education's budget for arts education is set to get a multi-million dollar boost, and that could help some schools rebuild their their programs after years of budget cuts.

6/26/2014

Alabama high school students say they use tobacco products and a variety of illegal drugs at higher rates than the nationwide average, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control.

6/26/2014

California's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit by two former San Francisco bus mechanics who accuse a transportation company of supplying the city with unsafe school buses.

6/26/2014

Edmonds School District recently banned edible treats in classroom parties, limiting them to three classroom celebrations per year. The district cited unhealthy eating with the frequency of parties and parents' possible economic hardships as reasons, instead encouraging non-food treats and favors.

6/25/2014

6/25/2014

Some school districts in Missouri have started training educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. Only district administrators, fellow program members and local law enforcement will be privy to the identities of the trained teachers.

6/25/2014

A new report commissioned by Georgia's Atlanta Public Schools with researchers at Georgia State University shows inequality across the board, from teacher experience to playgrounds.

6/25/2014

In a move highly objected to by charter school advocates, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education refused to abandon a new way of determining which districts get more charter schools and even voted to bolster the use of a controversial set of data.

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