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1/8/2014

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.

1/7/2014

Grant from the Department’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence program will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost their peers, as well as classroom-based psychoeducation and skill-building strategies.

1/7/2014

Amid a terrible budget crunch, most district schools began the year without a full-time counselor. After Gov. Tom Corbett released $45 million to the district, 80 positions were restored in November.

1/7/2014

Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.

1/7/2014

Board of Education to vote on whether to give final approval to 26 charter schools that want to open this fall. It would mark largest single-year expansion of charter schools since state's program was in its infancy in the late 1990s.

1/7/2014

About 1,450 students who have been attending classes in temporary buildings will move to new schools following tornado that hit May 22, 2011, and was the single deadliest in the U.S. since records were first kept in 1950.

1/6/2014

1/6/2014

For his education secretary, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has picked someone steeped in Virginia government: Anne Holton. The former Virginia first lady is the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, himself a past Virginia governor; the daughter of another former governor, Linwood Holton; and a onetime judge on Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

1/6/2014

The Board of Ethics opted this week to incorporate a second ethics complaint against a new Board of Education member. The complaints were made against Gregory Beck, 26, who is also a town emergency services dispatcher, for his Facebook comment related to the anniversary of the Newtown shooting tragedy.

1/6/2014

Math instruction is changing—and for the better, says Nancy Pfaff, a Lake Washington School District teacher who has won a prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Instruction. Pfaff learned last week that she is one of two teachers in Washington state to receive a Presidential Award this year, one of the highest honors for U.S. math and science teachers.

1/6/2014

There may be some good news for kids complaining that their school lunches are unappetizing and leaving them hungry. U.S. regulators said they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childhood obesity by reining in calories and portion sizes.

1/6/2014

The new leader of the nation's biggest public school system started her job with storm clouds brewing—the clouds that had a new city administration weighing whether to call a snow day for 1.1 million students. But Carmen Farina had a sunny smile for the middle schoolers she visited on her first day as schools chancellor.

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