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3/3/2014

3/3/2014

To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.

3/3/2014

Four buyers would scoop up the properties, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target it must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

2/28/2014

2/28/2014

The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would void Common Core standards. Senate Bill 91, passed by the full Senate last month, now heads to a conference committee to resolve differences with the Senate version.

2/28/2014

The measure to prevent the nationwide rollout of the federal Common Core standards in the state was approved by a House committee. Building concern from parents bolstered a measure to repeal the standards in Missouri, said bill sponsor Rep. Kurt Bahr.

2/28/2014

Some lawmakers want school time extension to go beyond just tacking a few days and hours. Arranged to include frequent, shorter breaks, year-round calendars could help reduce "summer slide.”

2/28/2014

The Illinois State Board of Education has maintained the School Incident Reporting System database where, by law, parents can find out about every serious school incident in the state. Less than one-third of the Chicago area's schools report incidents to this system.

2/28/2014

Under current law, the Recovery School District controls the buildings of any schools it takes over. The local school board continues to own the property but can't use it. The proposed bill would require the unused school buildings be returned to the board.

2/28/2014

The Harford County Board of Education approved changes in school policies, including allowing the superintendent to "unilaterally" propose changes to the boundary lines of a school attendance area, although school board members will have the final say.

2/28/2014

Two Kansas school districts may soon receive sweeping exemptions from state laws and regulations under new legislation that aims to give schools leeway to innovate.

2/27/2014

2/27/2014

Of the 25 schools with the top expulsion rates last year, 22 of them were charters, according to newly released Chicago Public Schools data.

2/27/2014

Creating a school safety center within the Department of Education could do more to improve the safety of Maine’s schools than billions of dollars in security upgrades, according to a briefing delivered to the Legislature’s education committee.

2/27/2014

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the injunction became moot after the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a state district ruling in 2013 that the state’s previous voucher funding method was unconstitutional.

2/27/2014

Four buyers would scoop up several of its recently closed buildings, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target the district must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

2/27/2014

A proposal being developed by the House Education committee would encourage schools to form larger districts in the next few years. The proposal would replace all the local school boards in the new district with one single board.

2/27/2014

Superintendent John McDonough is presenting a balanced budget for the next school year that looks to cut about 120 central office positions and slash bus rides for seventh- and eighth-graders. The change would affect more than 4,500 students.

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