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7/2/2013

7/2/2013
Activists say they are optimistic that the district will rehire staff now that the state and city have come up with some additional money.
7/2/2013
The state budget expanding taxpayer-funded voucher schools across Wisconsin will put new limits on the release of public data about their performance, with Gov. Scott Walker reshaping those limits Sunday with his veto pen.
7/2/2013
Despite continuing budgetary challenges, districts are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students who need to make up lost credits fight to stay awake inside humid classrooms.
7/2/2013
Local school districts will now be required to conduct safety drills to prepare for a possible shooting under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.
7/2/2013
D.C. Public Schools creating a new ninth-grade “academy” for first-time incoming 9th graders at nine schools that’s intended to help the students graduate.
7/2/2013
Amid run-of-the-mill agenda items recognizing volunteers and approving playground renovations, the Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board last month quietly made a significant change: It converted one-third of its elementary schools to charter schools.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread protests over school closures in the city.

7/1/2013

In the middle of Watts, at one of the worst-performing high schools in Los Angeles Unified, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in his element.

7/1/2013

State education officials have identified the nine Oklahoma schools most in need of a turnaround.

7/1/2013

Flush with close to $1 million more than it had to work with earlier this week, the School Committee examined a new budget plan Thursday that would save busing to the high school, retain many teaching positions and prevent deep cuts to the arts and other electives at the high school and middle school.

7/1/2013

Parents at 70 overcrowded Orange County Public Schools will have the option to transfer their children to one of 47 less crowded school this fall under a School Board policy finalized this week.

7/1/2013

For years, the Prince Georges County Schools have struggled with test scores, student safety and a host of other issues.

7/1/2013

Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules. Is this the end of the classroom?

7/1/2013

It isn't easy to graduate prepared for college — unless you come from one of the city’s select high schools, according to a new report released by the United Federation of Teachers.

6/28/2013

6/28/2013
Candy bars, doughnuts, and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix, and baked chips. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's new "Smart Snacks in School" nutrition standards represent the first nutritional overhaul of school snacks in more than 30 years.

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