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12/19/2013

12/19/2013

The program, called Believe and Prepare, will accept applications from local school districts to be part of the program and develop innovative approaches to preparing teachers.

12/19/2013

The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School scored 67.9, the highest among cyber schools enrolling York County students. Other cyber schools scored between 35 and 60.

12/19/2013

A new report shows that Bayonne schools saw only two instances of bullying during that period, which is a far cry from a reported 64 instances during the 2011-12 school year.

12/19/2013

The percentage of high schools earning A's or B's hit 82 percent, a sharp increase from a decade ago when only 40 percent did. The number of F-rated high schools dropped to one from two last year.

12/19/2013

All but five states have adopted Common Core, but it has increasingly come under attack, particularly from conservatives, and some states are now considering dropping the standards.

12/19/2013

According to an analysis of data from the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence, there have been at least 285 school shooting incidents across the country since April 20, 1999.

12/19/2013

Terms of the contract for the teachers in the school system that serves Union, Warren, Washington, Friendship and Waldoboro were released last week. The two parties have been negotiating for nearly two years to reach a deal.

12/18/2013

12/18/2013

A hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.

12/18/2013

School nurses and other health authorities say stricken students should be able to stay in class. But such a progressive approach bugs many parents and district leaders.

12/18/2013

The school district’s accountant warned that the district could face some funding challenges next school year as two charter schools are set to open in the district, which would likely draw funding away from the district’s public schools.

12/18/2013

In a move Gainesville City School officials have been weighing since the start of the year, the Gainesville School Board Monday night approved equipping school resource officers (SROs) at three schools with semi-automatic rifles.

12/18/2013

State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. says he’s not convinced the Buffalo School District is capable of turning around its struggling schools despite extraordinary intervention and technical resources provided by the state.

12/18/2013

It appears to be one of the most-expensive school-levy campaigns — if not the most costly — in Ohio. Final campaign-finance reports, released late last week, show that $100,000 donations were coming in days before the polls opened.

12/18/2013

After getting swamped with e-mails and Facebook messages raising concerns about her plan to allow advertising at Philadelphia schools, City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has hit the "pause" button."

12/17/2013

12/17/2013

The number of first-year teachers in Texas public schools dropped more than 40 percent in just four years. Texas schools employed just shy of 15,000 first-year teachers in 2012, down from 25,395 in 2008 - despite growing enrollment and an overall increase in the number of teachers.

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