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10/8/2014

10/8/2014

Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to start paying health premiums. District leaders have said there was nothing else to cut after years of funding woes that have prompted nearly $1 billion in cuts that includes the loss of 5,000 positions and the closure of 30 schools.

10/8/2014

The town's board of education and New Jersey's Schools Development Authority continue to meet over the plan to consolidate the town's high schools into the Lakeside Middle School building to address overcrowding issues. Middle school students will be moved to the Millville Senior High School building. The entire project is estimated to cost $108 million, which will be covered by the state.

10/8/2014

SAT scores dipped in Georgia this year, with students scoring an average of 1445 in 2014, down from last year’s average score of 1452. The overall national average for 2014 was 1497. More Georgia students took the exam this year — 77 percent of Georgia seniors, a 2.1 percent increase compared to 2013.

10/8/2014

Gov. Corbett took the stage to help Bethlehem's Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts celebrate a $1 million grant for its new building, currently under construction. The grant is the project's second through Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

10/8/2014

Sayreville War Memorial High School canceled its football season amid an investigation into hazing and bullying allegations. The decision affects the school’s freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams.

10/8/2014

A big boost from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation is helping a local charter school, Atlas Preparatory School, that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. A $750,000 grant will support a $2 million campaign to renovate a building it has purchased to add eleventh and twelth grades in the next two years.

10/7/2014

10/7/2014

In a surprise move, the commission that governs the financially troubled Philadelphia public school system canceled the teachers union contract and decided educators must contribute to their health insurance for the first time to free up money for classrooms.

10/7/2014

West Bend could’ve been home to the state’s largest high school, but the community and the school board have voted against the proposal. For about 45 years, West Bend East and West Bend West high schools have operated separately out of the same building.

10/7/2014

The Baltimore school system is asking a judge to settle a dispute with the union over changes to teacher evaluations. The Baltimore Teachers Union in June filed a class action grievance against the school system over changes to the evaluation system that affect teacher ratings and pay.

10/7/2014

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has received three grants totaling more than $12.5 million to improve school climate and school safety and support the mental and emotional health of Montana students.

10/7/2014

Dozens of North Dakota school districts might benefit from a one-time federal grant intended to help them plan for emergencies. The state Department of Public Instruction has been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help rural districts review, revise or develop emergency operations plans.

10/7/2014

Schools in the suddenly robust Las Vegas community are so packed that 13 of them stay open 12 months a year. But the growth, if a welcome sign of economic vitality, is overwhelming the district. Teachers are scrambling to educate students without the classrooms they need and with no prospect of new ones being built any time soon.

10/6/2014

10/6/2014

In Jefferson County, after two weeks of student protests, the original language about patriotism was dropped from a proposal to change the district's AP History course curriculum. The school board stripped the most controversial language and then passed the resolution, which still creates a committee to review course materials.

10/6/2014

When state legislators passed Wisconsin Act 35 — the concealed carry weapons law — they made it illegal for off-duty police officers to have weapons on school grounds. Now some Fox Cities schools are entering into agreements with local police departments to close what they see as a loophole.

10/6/2014

Despite criticism that the proceeds aren't enough to warrant the deals, the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. district is selling naming rights to some of its facilities to raise money. The money will be used to help buy iPads, train teachers and cover other costs.

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