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4/27/2015

4/27/2015

The decision to add a private security guard on every Chester County campus would eliminate the need for four school resource officers. The district says the decision is about more efficiently using district funds to place security on each school campus.

4/27/2015

School districts throughout the state will have the ability to create charter schools under a new bill. It amends the current law, which allowed the creation of charter schools only in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties.

4/27/2015

Every Alabama school system would be required to establish a policy to offer some level of virtual school for high school students by the 2016-17 academic year under a bill lawmakers passed.

4/27/2015

Within the next couple of months, the Texas Department of Agriculture could be poised to repeal a state policy that bans deep fat fryers and soda machines on school campuses and places limits on the time and place that junk food can be sold there.

4/27/2015

The Nebraska State Education Association approved a class-size resolution that calls for exploring options, including providing financial incentives for school districts to keep class size at teacher-student ratios recommended by research.

4/27/2015

Acting Chicago schools boss Jesse Ruiz announced that the district was suspending payment to SUPES Academy on a $20.5 million no-bid contract at the center of a federal criminal probe.

4/24/2015

4/24/2015

Over the past 15 years, as employment trends increasingly favored skilled workers, Oregon public schools cut the number of career and technical education (CTE) programs nearly in half. In 2013, that had turned around with nearly 58 percent of Oregon high school graduates earning at least one credit from a CTE program going on to higher education.

4/24/2015

An estimated 30 Ohio school districts include in their security plans guns that are locked in safes, ready to be used by trained staff in case an active shooter enters school grounds. Law enforcement experts believe that more than two dozen Ohio school districts have made guns available to teachers in case of an emergency.

4/24/2015

Public schools in the New York district are being accused of unlawfully excluding refugee youth and segregating them to inferior alternative programs, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York.

4/24/2015

New York City’s bid to keep members of the public out of school leadership team meetings is illegal. A judge rejected the city’s argument that the joint parent-educator teams play only an advisory role and so are not subject to open-meetings rules.

4/24/2015

Cameras on school buses may soon be watching drivers on the road. Advocates unveiled what they called proof that cameras are needed to keep children safe. School officials claim drivers illegally speed past stopped school buses an estimated 50,000 times per day in New York state.

4/24/2015

Wisconsin House legislators will soon vote on proposed legislation that would prevent this year’s Badger Exam test scores from being used to evaluate teachers and schools. Since January, technological glitches have prevented the online exam from adapting to a student’s abilities as intended, among other issues.

4/24/2015

Public school districts throughout the state will share $35.5 million in library aid, which will be paid from state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. Funding is up $5.3 million from last year.

4/23/2015

4/23/2015

The state has ushered in new academic standards, statewide testing and school finance reform in recent years, but the majority of public-school parents remain ill-informed about them, a new poll has found.

4/23/2015

Fueling an ongoing debate about high school admissions, the Independent Budget Office found that only 11 percent of students at New York City's specialized high schools live in the city’s lowest-income census tracts, compared to 30 percent of students at other high schools.

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