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1/16/2014

1/16/2014

Lacking a school voucher system and a law that lets charter school operators turn to the state for approval, Tennessee gets an "F" for school choice, according to a national education-reform group.

1/16/2014

Soon after students went on winter vacation in late December, La Villa shut off water and sewer services to the local schools, arguing that the district needs to pay off its remaining balance.

1/16/2014

Carried to office in part on promises to reverse course on Bloomberg's education policies, de Blasio faces a thorny logistical challenge — figuring out how to tax the richer schools among the 115 charters in public buildings.

1/16/2014

JPEF says that schools should get more credit for rapid academic growth among disadvantaged students and they should get fewer points for proficiency, which is Florida’s definition for passing state tests.

1/16/2014

Teaching teens to see through pro-tobacco messages in the media may be better at preventing youth smoking than just saying no, according to new research.

1/15/2014

1/15/2014

Most children and teenagers in the U.S. go to schools that have partnerships with food and drink companies, according to a new study.

1/15/2014

Cumberland County Schools leaders say they will work to develop a policy about how to accommodate students who identify as the opposite gender after parents say they were unaware that a first-grade student at Fayetteville's Howard Hall Elementary School started dressing and behaving in a manner commonly associated with girls.

1/15/2014

The Pennsylvania House on Monday approved legislation requiring the state to create a searchable online database of the revenue and expenses of school districts and charter schools.

1/15/2014

A state consultant on Monday unveiled its vision of a Kansas City public school system where independent schools, as long as they excelled, would control their classrooms and their money.

1/15/2014

The work is intended to update security for the areas that keep visitors from getting inside a building unless a staff member lets them in.

1/15/2014

School districts across New York are struggling to make ends meet because of slowing state and federal aid, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli concluded in a report issued today.

1/15/2014

The Alaska Policy Forum released its own ratings for each school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough last week, decrying the state’s own school rating system.

1/14/2014

1/14/2014

Aimed at incorporating public input and assuaging criticism, the new recommendations include adding 52 new calculus standards, requiring students to master cursive writing and introducing money concepts in first grade, instead of second.

1/14/2014

While cuts and bruises were the most common injuries at 40 percent, fractures accounted for 12 percent, brain injuries for 10 percent and sprains and strains another 7 percent. The vast majority of injuries — 96 percent — were the result of an assault.

1/14/2014

Making sure schools foster a positive environment is more likely to deter students from smoking cigarettes and marijuana than using drug testing, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

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