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New York regents refuse to approve city’s latest charter school renewals

The city’s charter-school oversight came under harsh scrutiny after it submitted school renewal recommendations that state education officials said were too lenient. New York City officials had recommended allowing seven of its charter schools to stay open. The city’s own reports showed that five of the seven have been out of compliance with federal disciplinary laws.

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Anchorage School Board approves resolutions to help charter schools

The Alaska district's board approved two resolutions that aimed at helping charter schools in their challenges acquiring facilities. The Charter School Facility Fund would create a pool of money — drawn from the district’s unassigned fund balance  that charter schools could dip into to help cover building costs.

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Marijuana, cigarette, alcohol use down among high school-aged teens

Alcohol and cigarette use among middle school and high school students is the lowest it's been since at least 1975, while marijuana use and the use of other illicit drugs have also decreased from 2013 to 2014, according to a University of Michigan study.

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Texas state senator files bills to prod lawmakers on school finance

Sen. Kirk Watson, a senior state senator who wants to force a legislative conversation on school finance, filed a spate of bills that would funnel millions more state dollars to public education.

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Children across New York able to enroll, regardless of immigration status

The New York State Board of Regents approved an amended regulation that will allow students to enroll in schools regardless of immigration status. The board adopted a revised regulation that brings more clarity and uniformity to the registration processes of schools across the state.

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Georgia school scores drop in 2014

Figures released by the Georgia Department of Education shows that schools across the state suffered drops in performance. The statewide score for the College and Career Ready Performance Index dropped from 2012-13’s 75.8 to 72 in the 2013-14 school year. The average score for elementary schools dipped from 77.8 to 72.6 and from 74.6 to 73.2 for middle schools.

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Minneapolis fire department gets creative recruiting teens

So many in the ranks of the fire and police departments across Minneapolis' metro area are retiring that it is causing concern. Those retirements are part of the reason why the fire department launched a first-of-its-kind program, recruiting inner-city teens with a class specifically for seniors. It starts in a classroom at Roosevelt High School.

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InfoSnap and WSIPC expand partnership

Infosnap, Inc. expanded its partnership with WSIPC. More than 280 schools and districts are WSIPC members across the western states. In addition to offering its customized online enrollment and registration solutions to WSIPC members, the expanded partnership will include school choice, lottery and open enrollment solutions.

Miami-Dade County School District partners with myON

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S., is implementing myON in all 250 of the district’s K8 schools for the current school year.

Key Data Systems and Performance Matters deliver assessments

Performance Matters is partnering with Key Data Systems to offer new Common Core items and over 200 pre-built assessments as part of the Unify next generation assessment platform.