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4/8/2013

4/8/2013

In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.

4/8/2013

This week, some state Republicans wanted the House to lap up private school vouchers, touted as a panacea by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Sen. Dan Patrick. But when it came time to vote, the house must not have been thirsty. Vouchers were shot down in a 103-43 vote.

4/5/2013

4/5/2013

The concept of segregated proms in the South shocked people when the AJC and other newspapers wrote about it a few years back. The first question from readers was how this could still be happening.

4/4/2013

4/4/2013

The new members are Bill Cobey of Durham, Greg Alcorn of Salisbury, Becky Taylor of Greenville, Buddy Collins of Kernersville, Olivia Oxendine of Robeson County and Marcella Ramirez Savage of Union County.

4/4/2013

A bill in the state Legislature would remove public schools from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, alleging the organization discriminates against schools that select their admissions by separating them into different football brackets.

4/3/2013

4/3/2013

Two former executives of a sports gear company admitted in federal court Tuesday that they routinely overbilled schools by forging fake price quotes from competitors in a decade-long fraud scheme that extended to 12 states.

4/3/2013

Widespread cheating continued at the El Paso Independent School District even after disgraced Superintendent Lorenzo García was arrested, as many high schools became "diploma mills," according to an 86-page audit released Monday by the district.

4/3/2013

A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.

4/3/2013

A proposed millage increase to pay for school technology is supported by a majority of adults polled in Muskegon County, according to the intermediate school district superintendent. Of the 400 people who responded to a telephone survey, 68 percent were supportive of the proposed 10-year, 1-mill tax increase, said Dave Sipka, superintendent of the Muskegon Area (Mich.) Intermediate School District.

4/1/2013

4/1/2013

Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.

3/28/2013

3/28/2013

The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill expanding the number of public buildings where concealed weapons are allowed and letting public school and college employees carry concealed firearms.

3/28/2013

Patricia Levesque, the executive director of former Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future, held a press conference Tuesday morning to rally support for the controversial parent-trigger proposal.

3/27/2013

3/27/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is urging a federal appeals court to ensure that school districts are not required to reimburse parents who unilaterally choose educational placements for their children with disabilities if those placements are not appropriate under federal special education law.

3/27/2013

In February, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California introduced the Transforming Education Through Technology Act, a bill designed to help schools, districts and states improve teaching and learning through technology. It would provide a way for K12 districts to offer the necessary technology tools students will need to succeed in college and career, since about one-third of districts nationwide do not designate budget money for new computers.

3/26/2013

3/26/2013

A poll released last Tuesday by Marquette University shows that 51 percent of Wisconsin voters support a major expansion of the state’s private school choice program.

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