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7/2/2013

7/2/2013
Amid run-of-the-mill agenda items recognizing volunteers and approving playground renovations, the Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board last month quietly made a significant change: It converted one-third of its elementary schools to charter schools.
7/2/2013
Activists say they are optimistic that the district will rehire staff now that the state and city have come up with some additional money.
7/2/2013
This much is clear: An unusual array of political and business leaders helped craft the latest version of a rescue plan.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

Flush with close to $1 million more than it had to work with earlier this week, the School Committee examined a new budget plan Thursday that would save busing to the high school, retain many teaching positions and prevent deep cuts to the arts and other electives at the high school and middle school.

7/1/2013

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread protests over school closures in the city.

6/28/2013

6/28/2013
A new elementary school could be in the town’s future if this week's school board discussions gain any traction. But that could mean delaying renovation work at the junior high school. Board members at the meeting agreed that a $38 million project to renovate Coffin Elementary School and Brunswick Junior High School would be too costly for the town to do all at once.

6/27/2013

6/27/2013
The district has swelled about 60 percent in a little over a dozen years, according to the study from real estate consulting group CBRE.
6/27/2013
State lawmakers this spring approved $40 million in funding for all-day kindergarten and more money for pre-kindergarten scholarships for children from low-income families aiming to close the gap in standardized test scores between white students and students of color.
6/27/2013
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — which groups the world's most developed countries — writes in its annual report that brand-new and experienced teachers alike in the United States out-earn most of their counterparts around the globe.

6/26/2013

6/26/2013
All three phases of the $903,000 technology upgrade to the Freetown-Lakeville (Mass.) Regional School District, which will make Wi-Fi accessible districtwide, will be completed by the end of summer, according to Craig Machamer, the IMS specialist for Freetown and Lakeville schools.
6/26/2013
Broward schools are falling behind when it comes to technology and there's not much they can do about it. The School Board's capital budget pays for technology, transportation, and large construction projects. But with only $35 million to fix a growing number of deteriorating schools, replace an aging bus fleet, and secure school campuses, there's not much left for computer upgrades.
6/26/2013

Ten thousand unused musical instruments. No sports or art programs. No assistant principals, counselors, cafeteria aides or secretaries. That's what the Philadelphia public schools will look like in September without a major cash infusion.

6/26/2013

Property taxes for Chicago Public Schools will rise on bills that come out next week, but the rates paid by city homeowners still will be lower than in all but a few suburbs, new data obtained by the Tribune show.

6/26/2013

Oakland residents, particularly parents of students in Oakland public schools and elected board of education officials, will have a lot more responsibility about the education being delivered in Oakland schools starting this September than they have for the past three decades.

6/26/2013
Each of Miami-Dade’s 350,000 public school students will have access to a digital device by 2015, according to a plan approved by the Miami-Dade School Board. Board members unanimously endorsed the proposal by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to lease more than 100,000 devices, which will be paid off over a period of up to six years.

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