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6/26/2013

6/26/2013

Could two years of free tuition to community college be guaranteed to graduating students of the new Ypsilanti Community Schools district? A group of school and community leaders are trying to make it happen.

6/25/2013

6/25/2013
Chicago school district also working on plans to expand its Safe Passage Program to the welcoming schools where students from closed schools will be moved.
6/25/2013
Microsoft is launching a “Bing for Schools” program that is tailored for K-12 students by “removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content.”
6/25/2013
Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.
6/25/2013
The doors are not yet open for students in the unaccredited Kansas City school district to transfer to neighboring accredited districts.
6/25/2013
Finding funding for education is not easy for many school districts, but Campbell County has come up with an interesting way to make some cash. All 12 of Campbell County schools now have 50-kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of the buildings.
6/25/2013
It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice.
6/25/2013
The district's largest shedding of jobs in decades is wiping out entire categories, including school secretaries and noontime aides, and nearly every assistant principal.
6/25/2013
For city school kids, it’ll soon be reading, ’rithing and ’rithmetic. The Department of Education is searching for dentists to set up clinics inside public schools — where even extractions would take place.

6/24/2013

6/24/2013
In his first speech dedicated to education, Mayor Vince Gray refrained from laying out any dramatic new proposals, instead highlighting the city's recent successes in public education and stressing the need for continuity.
6/24/2013
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved plans for up to 100 students in Claiborne Parish to attend school in Junction City, Ark. State aid of up to $700,000 will be routed through a charter school in Delhi, La.
6/24/2013
Peer mediation is used at Ypsilanti High School (Ypsilanti, Mich.) as a prevention tactic to stop conflicts before they get too serious. The "conflict-resolution room" is quiet and sparse — just a small couch, some chairs and a plant. For decoration there are a few homemade posters with drawings of shooting stars and signs with slogans like "Together we can!" and "Think before you speak."
6/24/2013
The Blind Brook-Rye public school district, just outside New York City, seems to have it all: state-of-the-art classrooms, high test scores and an enviable record of sending graduates to college, including many in the Ivy League. What it hasn't always had in recent years is enough students. So the district is recruiting from neighboring districts whose families are willing to pay tuition of more than $20,000 a year to have their children attend a public school.
6/24/2013
Bethlehem (Pa.) Area School District officials are disappointed that a city charter school is relocating into a special tax district aimed at boosting the economic redevelopment on former Bethlehem Steel land, and officials don't want the money the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority receives through a special tax deal going toward building the new school.
6/24/2013
After four years of cuts in the Bethel School District, things are looking up for students and teachers in the upcoming school year. Thanks in large part to 10 unpaid days that teachers agreed to last month, the west Eugene school district expects to avoid laying off any teachers or other staff members for the first time in four years.

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