More Money for Poorest Orange County (Calif.) Schools in New Plan

Orange County schools that teach poor students and those who don't speak English would get more money under a new formula released Wednesday.

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Attendance 'Scrubbing' Tempts Low-Ranked Schools

Temptations to "scrubbing," the process of improperly fixing enrollment or attendance data to somehow improve a building's situation, can include rosier district report cards, added state or federal funding and employee bonuses.

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Shame on Calif. Districts Seeking to Perpetuate Funding Advantages

Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding -- and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.

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School District of Philadelphia Saving Some Schools, Closing Others

The School District of Philadelphia has revised its facilities master plan that would close or merge dozens of city elementary, middle and high schools.

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Pennsylvania Janitor Helps School Receive $48,000 in Tech Funding

Dan Nelson, the New Hanover (Pa.) School's head custodian and a big NASCAR fan, wrote an attention-grabbing essay and won his school a $48,000 grant offered by the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.

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New York Schools to Receive $87 Million for Technology

Schools that serve low-income students -- including several area schools -- are eligible for a share of more than $87 million available to purchase new technology and software, the state Education Department said Tuesday.

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Michigan District Approves School Technology Grants

Money from the sale of a 1960s-era house will help finance 21st-century technology in Howell Public Schools. "We're using it as seed money for the [technology] program," Superintendent Ron Wilson said.

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California School Districts May Fall $158 Million Short

Orange County school districts are working to lower their financial obligations next year by as much as $158 million, a cost-cutting ax expected to fall largely on employee salaries and benefits after years of class-size increases and program cuts.

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NYC Spent at Least $20M During School Bus Strike

New York City spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis, and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school during the monthlong bus strike, but some still didn't get there at all, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Monday.

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States Strengthening Charter Laws, Report Says