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9/26/2014

9/26/2014

The protests started last Friday at Standley Lake and Conifer high schools when students stood outside their schools holding signs such as, "my school, my voice." Classes were cancelled at both schools due to a large number of teacher absences.

9/26/2014

A year after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state had shorted public schools during the Great Recession by not fully covering inflation costs, schools are still waiting for officials to hand over the money.

9/26/2014

The Burlington School District appears to have finished the most recent fiscal year in a much better financial position than had been feared, district officials said Tuesday.

9/26/2014

The Cleveland school district spent last year urging parents to attend open house and parent-teacher conference events – all to help parents comply with a state law requiring every Cleveland parent to meet their child's teacher by December each year.

9/26/2014

The target that the Minnesota State High School League is now requiring all 25,000 coaches in the state to hit is the topic of sexual violence.

9/26/2014

Massachusetts schools have new guidance on security from a state report out this summer that recommended monitored entrances, classroom door locks, and other security measures, but money is scarce to retrofit existing buildings, local school officials say.

9/25/2014

9/25/2014

The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into charges that the Recovery School District's policy of closing and chartering New Orleans public schools violated the civil rights of African-American students.

9/25/2014

In denying Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter's emergency petition for funds, the judge said that Philadelphia School District was not compelled to pay for students above the 675-student enrollment cap in its charter. The school has enrolled 1,300 students. The school district is moving to close the school due to financial irregularities and poor academics.

9/25/2014

Portland Public Schools will hire about 25 new teachers and boost high school support staff by 8.35 positions, after the district school board voted to immediately spend $3.5 million of a recently discovered $16.8 million windfall on staffing up. The larger plan calls for spending $13 million while placing the remaining $3.8 million in savings.

9/25/2014

Mayor de Blasio promised to lift the cellphone ban in schools that was implemented under his predecessor. He suggested that the ban is being unevenly enforced and pledged to develop a plan that will apply to all schools. Under current policy, students caught with phones on school property may have them confiscated for the day and may face detention.

9/25/2014

The San Francisco school board decided to give students who attend the new Willie Brown Jr. Middle School for all three years their pick of city high schools. It’s a powerful enticement — a golden ticket — given the cutthroat lottery for the district’s most desirable high schools.

9/25/2014

Statistics released by the California Department of Education show the statewide average of students passing the California High School Exit Exam continues to rise. About 95 percent of California seniors of the class of 2014 passed both the English-language arts and math portions compared to 90.4 percent in 2006.

9/25/2014

A legal challenge to the state school voucher program was dismissed by a Florida judge. The lawsuit targeted a controversial law that both expanded the voucher program and created new scholarships for children with disabilities. The suit claimed the law violates a Constitutional requirement that each law be limited to a single subject.

9/24/2014

9/24/2014

Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

9/24/2014

The Louisiana Education Department and three local public school systems have been awarded $1.7 million to prevent violence and address it when it occurs. The grants are part of a federal program to improve school safety since the 2012 mass shootings in Sandy Hook, Conn.

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