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12/4/2013

12/4/2013

The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.

12/4/2013

An increasing number of community and civil rights groups are reaching out to immigrants to boost activism in education.

12/4/2013

The New York State United Teachers union says the spending gap points to issues with the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap, which the group is trying to overturn in court.

12/4/2013

Oklahoma's largest school district no longer offers sex education courses, choosing instead to teach related content that applies to core subjects like physiology and elective courses such as adult and family living.

12/4/2013

A Dorchester elementary school has gone from one of the worst in the state to one of the best—in only three years.

12/3/2013

12/3/2013

If all goes as planned, compostable plates will replace plastic foam lunch trays by September for more than 2.6 million students nationwide.

12/3/2013

A national petition to promote legislation that would prevent public schools from starting before 8 a.m., started by the group Start School Later, has thousands of signatures from all 50 states.

12/3/2013

New data indicates that many students in Louisiana’s voucher program attended schools that were rated “D’’ or “F’’ on the state’s grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools.

12/3/2013

More Utah teachers are getting caught and sanctioned for downloading pornography or viewing inappropriate websites using school computers, on school grounds or while classes are in session, an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows.

12/3/2013

The bid for more funding is getting a fight, not only from the state Department of Education, but also the Arizona School Boards Association.

12/3/2013

Oregon's student-teacher ratios, long some of the highest in the nation, rose to dramatic new highs of about 22 students per teacher in 2012-13, the state reported.

12/3/2013

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.

12/2/2013

12/2/2013

After teachers at an Oregon middle school confiscated students’ cell phones and deleted video of a confrontation between a student and a teacher, parents are fuming, saying that their children's rights were violated.

12/2/2013

Faced with a $176,000 deficit in its school lunch program last year, the Montclair School District in New Jersey is trying to find ways to encourage more of its nearly 6,700 students to buy their lunches from their school cafeterias.

12/2/2013

A report from a Western Michigan University researcher found that Michigan leads the nation in the number of for-profit charter school managing companies overseeing public schools.

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