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3/4/2015

3/4/2015

The Boston School Committee selected LAUSD administrator Tommy Chang as the city’s next superintendent, bringing to an end a nearly 18-month search. Chang has been working with more than 130 low-achieving schools as an instructional superintendent in LAUSD’s Intensive Support and Innovation Center.

3/4/2015

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled key portions of the upper chamber's education agenda, reviving proposals to "unshackle" innovative, successful schools while holding those that are underperforming.

3/4/2015

Several Florida school districts have reported issues with computerized testing for the second straight day, despite assurances from state education officials that Florida Standards Assessment problems that arose Monday had been fixed.

3/4/2015

The New York City public schools have applied for the PROSE program, which will allow them to experiment with new teacher work rules such as teacher schedules and class sizes.

3/3/2015

3/3/2015

High schools throughout out New Mexico saw a massive walkout from students to welcome in the first day of testing under the state’s new PARCC standardized test.

3/3/2015

Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced plans to introduce legislation that would relax the U.S. Department of Agriculture rules for schools when it comes to serving whole grain products and reducing sodium levels.

3/3/2015

Nearly 100 private and religious schools have applied to be a part of Wisconsin's voucher program next fall. That is up from 68 schools that applied for this year. Enrollment is limited to 1,000 students, and if more than that apply, only the 25 schools with the most applicants will be allowed in the program.

3/3/2015

New York City public school students were allowed to have their phones in school for the first time after the city officially ended the cell phone ban. Each school has developed its own rules for the phones, including allowing students to use them only during lunch and in designated areas.

3/3/2015

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would give Michigan school officials flexibility to raise money at least three times a week by selling snacks now banned under federal guidelines.

3/3/2015

Parents who want to send their kids to private school could get state funding for tuition if supporters of a new proposal get their way. A bill that would establish 'Education Savings Accounts' is making its way through the Legislature.

3/3/2015

The debut of Florida's new computerized testing system stumbled in its first hours Monday, as more than half of the state's school districts reported trouble accessing material online.

3/2/2015

3/2/2015

As students get ready to take Florida's new standardized test, many school leaders insist the transition is too fast and the increasing reliance on computers could hurt student grades.

3/2/2015

The leader of the Alabama Senate prefiled a bill to authorize charter schools in the state. The legislation would cap the number of some categories of charter schools for five years, exempt them from most state education laws, and establish a state board to review them.

3/2/2015

Jefferson County Schools and Gardendale City Schools have been asked by the state superintendent to forge a local separation agreement. The two school systems began mediation after negotiations for Gardendale's separation from Jefferson County came to an impasse.

3/2/2015

A recent state ruling barred the Southwest Licking Local School District from using portable door barricades to stop potential school intruders. School officials had appealed to the state board after the county building department said the small devices were a violation of state building code.

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