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4/16/2014

4/16/2014

Houston ISD unveiled four new school mascots after the school board changed district policy on school symbols to become more culturally sensitive. The cost for new uniforms and changing over symbols in gyms, hallways, marquees and signs could top $250,000.

4/16/2014

The San Antonio ISD plans to open its second early college high school this year after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Alamo Colleges to open the new school in August on the St. Philip’s College campus. The students will be housed at the college while taking both high school and college courses.

4/16/2014

Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports.

4/16/2014

The first year of an Anchorage district's perfect attendance incentive program is almost over. Compared to last school year, first quarter absences dropped 21 percent. Over 12,000 elementary students and more than 400 high school students are still eligible for the Disneyland vacation and free car prizes.

4/15/2014

4/15/2014

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Saturday called for a “back-to-basics approach” to educating New York City’s 1.1 million public school students, and said she would work to reduce class sizes, curb the use of suspensions and pair more local universities and cultural institutions with public schools.

4/15/2014

A new initiative at four Brevard Public Schools is adding "art" to science education. They are all rolling out new magnet programs in STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

4/15/2014

West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.

4/15/2014

Nearly every — if not all — Iowa school district will get a failing tag from the U.S. Department of Education this year.

4/15/2014

Just as the city’s school board closed a $10.5 million budget gap last month by cutting administrative staff — a gap that some board members blamed in part on charter schools — two more charter applicants submitted proposals to enter the district in 2015.

4/15/2014

The N.C. General Assembly mandated during the 2013 session that every public school must have a panic alarm system installed by July 2015.

4/15/2014

The GOP-led House voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to allow students living within Cleveland city boundaries to obtain an EdChoice Scholarship if the Cleveland Scholarship Program is full.

4/14/2014

4/14/2014

Clark County's board approved a $2.2 billion budget for the 2014-2015 school year that includes money for more teachers, assistant principals, deans, buses, school support staff and full-day kindergarten classrooms. The district expects a $61 million increase in revenue and plans to eliminate $7 million in contracts.

4/14/2014

Seven pilot programs will receive $120,000 Believe and Prepare grants from the Department of Education to create full-year residencies or apprenticeships for aspiring teachers. The programs may partner with teacher preparation programs to redesign theory-based academic coursework into school-based, practice-oriented coursework.

4/14/2014

A Grand Junction district is denying allegations of grade inflation after several teachers testified that administrators pressured them to avoid giving students D's and F's in order to minimize complaints from parents and ensure extracurricular eligibility.

4/14/2014

A slowdown in revenue has Baltimore officials looking for budget adjustments that won't require the system to raid its rainy-day fund or cut central office positions and programs. The $31 million deficit in next year's budget is due to a decrease in grant funding, fluctuating financial commitments and a halt to rapid growth in enrollment.

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