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California county embarks on high school building plan

San Juan USD begins construction of $117 million in “signature” projects at nine high school campuses next month. The projects will be financed with about a third of the $350 million in Measure N bond funds voters approved in 2012.

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Maryland county officials continue plea for state school aid

Montgomery County could face difficult decisions if the state doesn’t help fulfill the school district’s funding request for capital projects. The county school board’s requested $1.74 billion fiscal 2015-20 Capital Improvements Program banks on the success of a state bill to direct more school construction money to the county.

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Egmont USA titles bought by Lerner Publishing Group

Following Egmont’s decision in January to close their U.S. office, Lerner Publishing Group purchased its remaining U.S. assets, totaling 100 titles.

Maine district struggles to close projected $1 million gap

A drop in state funding included in Maine's state budget has led to the possibility of closing a school, cutting programs, raising taxes or using reserve funds to close an Augusta budget gap that could range from about $1.1 million to as much as $2 million.

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Charter construction bill before Rhode Island Senate committee

A series of education bills are on the agenda at the Senate Finance Committee, including a bill that would allow charter schools to receive more state funding for construction costs. Currently, state law allows charter schools to receive just 30 percent of state funding for the cost of school construction or renovation.

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North Carolina district using Saturday to make up for missed days

While other school districts around the country are figuring out other ways to make up lost days due to weather without having students come in on a weekend, Gaston County school district will be in session on Saturday and parents aren't too happy.

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SEAS Education announces integration of CLASS

CLASS, an educational assessment and curriculum company founded by Jean Walling, has been acquired and integrated by SEAS Education to create a unified, test data-driven IEP solution.

Ready TNCore Mathematics picked by Tennessee

Curriculum Associates’ Ready TNCore Mathematics for grades K8 was selected by the State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission as an approved instructional program for Tennessee schools.

New York City lays out limits on restraints and suspensions

Amid recent calls for reform, New York City’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.

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Student suspension has a role in keeping order

The attention being focused on suspensions is legitimate. Yet, at the same time, a school’s primary obligation is to maintain a positive learning environment. That means disciplining, and sometimes removing, an unruly youth. No one said keeping order was easy.

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