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1/9/2014

1/9/2014

Under the new system, the school department will generate a list of at least six choices for each family based on their home address with a bias toward local schools.

1/9/2014

The vexing question of whether to cancel school is made more complex as a tough winter wears on and districts begin to use up the number of days they have set aside for bad weather.

1/9/2014

When North Bennington residents voted to shutter their public school, it wasn’t because of rising teacher pay or declining test scores.

1/9/2014

11 days after the heating unit died, Columbia experienced record low temperatures. The temperatures inside the building have been reported as low as 55 degrees.

1/9/2014

Several years ago, the Hemet Unified School District re-drew some of its boundaries because of budget cuts, which meant about 100 kids who would have gone to Winchester Elementary, instead went to Harmony Elementary.

1/9/2014

Although none of the curricula under consideration was developed by Planned Parenthood, the expert’s connection to the reproductive-health organization riled many parents and community members who filled the room.

1/8/2014

1/8/2014

As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.

1/8/2014

Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.

1/8/2014

Portland Public Schools and its teachers union were unable to reach a deal despite a 21-hour marathon bargaining session, and both sides are now figuring out what to do next.

1/8/2014

The Nebraska Department of Education took a step Monday toward creating a system to hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into just a few classifications.

1/8/2014

Many “failing” Nevada school were given a pass under the state’s new accountability system, according to a recently released national report.

1/8/2014

Midyear adjustments in state aid for Tulsa-area districts came in mostly as expected, but an overall reduction in per-pupil expenditures still stings, school officials say.

1/8/2014

Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez unveiled a proposed 6-month transition plan for consideration by the school board that includes a recommendation to overhaul the district's administrative structure by relocating about 100 employees to individual schools to improve responsiveness.

1/7/2014

1/7/2014

Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

1/7/2014

Whites fell to 49.76 percent of the student body this school year, the new data show, a demographic tipping point that came after years of sliding white enrollment and a rise in Latino, Asian and multiracial students.

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