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7/29/2013

7/29/2013
Dozens of Hoboken parents who registered their 3- and 4-year-olds for pre-kindergarten in the city's public school system were surprised to receive a notice in the mail that said their kids have been placed on a waiting list.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013
The day President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in early 2002, he flew to a high school in Hamilton, Ohio, the home district of Rep. John A. Boehner, and then that afternoon, appeared in Boston and praised the bill’s Democratic sponsor in the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Nearly a dozen years later, that bipartisanship spirit in federal education policy has evaporated.

7/24/2013

7/24/2013
On behalf of thousands of school systems across the country, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for supporting the long-awaited reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by voting in favor of the Student Success Act (HR 5).
7/24/2013
Instead of using his badge, uniform and handcuffs to protect and serve, Robert Lellock used them to threaten, blackmail and victimize four troubled students at Arthur J. Rooney Middle School in the late 1990s, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
7/24/2013
Four public schools statewide that teach only special-needs students wound up classified as "failing" under Republican-backed legislation enacted this year.

7/23/2013

7/23/2013
Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, lawyers are set to square off in a federal courtroom in eastern North Carolina over whether the effects of that Jim Crow past still persist.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013
Two decades after the Education Reform Act of 1993 set the ambitious, but so far elusive, goal of raising all students to academic proficiency, there is growing momentum behind a fundamental rethinking of urban education that some believe could provide the foundation to actually reach that goal.

7/19/2013

7/19/2013
Edison Wauneka, executive director of the Navajo Election Administration, stepped down as president of the school's board of trustees on Friday after he was found to be in violation of the Navajo Nation Code and its 2012 amendments.
7/19/2013
The greatest responsibility anyone could have is to be a parent. All parents know that the best way to ensure the well-being of their child is a good education. However, government makes it difficult for parents to choose what they think is the best school for their child.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013
Unfortunately the only "fix" for failing schools prescribed by the new law is a financial incentive to parents to remove their children from these schools.
7/17/2013
Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.
7/17/2013
In St. Paul, schools will pay about four times as much as they're accustomed to for food-service health permits.
7/17/2013
At a time when reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is moving forward, superintendents from across the country met with members of Congress last week on Capitol Hill to discuss pressing issues facing our nation’s schools.

7/16/2013

7/16/2013
Five months after the city learned that its public school system is being investigated by the Department of Justice for failing to provide adequate resources for non-English-speaking students, it appears the school district is taking some action.
7/16/2013
Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

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