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8/7/2015

8/7/2015

Teens need at least eight hours of sleep every night. But according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most middle and high school students start the school day too early, making it difficult to get enough sleep. The start time to avoid? Earlier than 8:30 a.m.

8/7/2015

Elementary and middle schools in Philadelphia are reporting 10 to 20 percentage-point drops on the English language arts exam and 30 to 40 percentage point drops on the math exam after the implementation of more rigorous PSSA tests.

8/7/2015

Two new Kentucky laws went into effect in July that will keep more juveniles in the classroom and out of detention centers. Many school administrators say their greatest fear is the new law will lead to more disruption in classrooms.

8/7/2015

An approved plan calls for creating more programs and opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to get into the Buffalo’s criterion schools. Now, the U.S. Department of Education will decide whether the plan is a strong enough response to allegations of discrimination in the admissions practices.

8/7/2015

The Ohio High School Athletic Association's board of directors voted to eliminate community and STEM school enrollment numbers from its member schools, leaving many teams to wonder what division they will compete in this school year.

8/7/2015

The board adopted new science and engineering standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, which sets learning expectations in classrooms for grades K-12. In addition, there will now be grade-level expectations in grades 6-8, instead of subject expectations.

8/6/2015

8/6/2015

Washington’s State Board of Education set new minimum scores that high school students must reach on standardized English and math tests in order to graduate. State Board members say they represent, in effect, a temporary graduation standard while the state’s students transition to the new, more rigorous Common Core standards.

8/6/2015

The complaint alleges that the largest charter school organization in Los Angeles interfered with the right of its teachers to unionize by denying pro-union organizers access to school buildings after work hours, distributing documents that criticized unionization efforts and blocking emails to employees.

8/6/2015

A video showing an 8-year-old boy being shackled to a chair in school has ignited a firestorm over aggressive policing in public schools. The video was entered as evidence in a lawsuit the ACLU filed against a Kentucky school, sheriff and officer.

8/6/2015

To better address the negative impacts on children exposed to violence and trauma, the A-Chance Initiative was launched in western Arkansas to alert school officials throughout six counties of instances when police encounter children while responding to a violent crime in a home.

8/6/2015

A former teacher who was fired after claiming students were cheating on standardized tests has settled a lawsuit against the district. A Michigan Department of Education investigation found conflicting rules regarding the use of calculators during the ACT.

8/6/2015

The Columbus City School district is preparing to ask the Ohio High School Athletic Association to reconsider a new rule it feels unfairly punishes some Columbus high school sports teams. Many are upset that students who aren't attending their assigned Columbus high school will count in determining what division the schools' teams compete in starting this fall.

8/6/2015

Even though the purpose of the SPIRIT program is to deal with the racial tensions at the school, race isn’t at the center of every meeting. Instead, the idea is to get students from all backgrounds talking about what needs fixing at the school.

8/5/2015

8/5/2015

An Iowa Department of Education administrative law judge has sided with the New Hampton School Board when it comes to religious music performed by the school’s choirs. If the State Board of Education approves the proposed decision, the choirs can continue to sing religious songs at various events.

8/5/2015

Several state school board members are calling for an independent investigation of the Ohio Department of Education and state superintendent amid concerns about the handling of charter school evaluations and the creation of a Youngstown schools plan.

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