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Oklahoma Department of Education withholds rates for 249 schools, citing privacy

The reasons being cited are House Bill 1989, approved in 2013, and an administrative code written by the Education Department for applying the law. The code says any data with counts of fewer than 10 students must be withheld.

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New York district going solar with $4.7 million project

The 2-megawatt project, approved by the Board of Education earlier this month, will be located on 10 open acres at the Sanfordville Elementary School campus, said David Leach, superintendent of schools.

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Washington districts consider new attendance boundaries

Tacoma Public Schools will convene a committee in September to begin looking at new school attendance boundaries for the western end of the school district.

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Alaska education board strengthens student teaching regulations

Alaska teachers who want to supervise student teachers this coming school year must have taught for at least one year in their school districts, and three years total, and meet or exceed state content and performance standards.

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Should schools use students as lobbyists?

I’m not talking about lineups of scout troops with smiling senators and Assembly members. I’m talking about rallies, about thousands of children in matching t-shirts outside the Capitol, cheering speakers who challenge the governor and legislators to pass this bill or fund that program.

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Buffalo School District finally recognizing the benefits of physical education outweigh the costs

Reading, writing and ’rithmetic may be the mainstays of public education in the United States, but without schooling in two other critical areas, all that other learning will amount to less than it should and could even affect national security. Indeed, it already as.

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N.C. Education Lottery to contribute record amount to education initiatives

The North Carolina Education Lottery is on the verge of cracking $2 billion in gross revenue, which allowed it to contribute a record $522 million to education initiatives in the state last year.

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Testing concerns dominate Pennsylvania House Education Committee hearing

Department of Education officials said Wednesday that the state spent $50 million to administer PSSAs and Keystones last year, according to the Morning Call.

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Chicago Public Schools to change start times at 82 schools

Chicago Public Schools has changed the bell schedules at 82 schools in a move the district says will save $13.5 million by reducing transportation costs.

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Lack of spending Michigan’s K-12 problem? Probably not

Michigan’s public schools are lackluster. Students here continue to fall behind on national standardized tests. So more money must be the answer, right?

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