Help on the Way for Low Performing Ark. Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Arkansas will receive $5.3 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

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Sequestration Hits Impact Aid Districts

Colorado Senate Grants Final Approval to Bill to Overhaul How Schools Are Funded

A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.

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Students Lobby Lawmakers to Support Charter Schools

The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

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Ala. City Council Approves $133,000 to Help Five Schools, Emphasizes Accountability

With an emphasis on accountability coming from one leader, the Pelham City Council on Monday night approved $133,000 for the community's five public schools to fund educational materials and other issues.

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Federal Grants Require Changes In Syracuse Schools

Seven "priority" schools chosen for federal funding are among the lowest achieving 5 percent of schools in New York State.

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Report: Iowa City High Schools’ Capacity Lower Than Believed

The old way of calculating a school’s capacity no longer applies in the 21st century, a consultant for the Iowa City school district said Monday night.

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San Francisco Mayor on a Mission to Increase School Tech Levels

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee would like to get public schools' tech levels up to that of private schools, and has asked successful tech firms to “adopt” one of San Francisco’s 12 middle schools to provide them with learning tools. As a result of his request, he may be able to announce a large private gift to schools within the next few weeks.

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Massachusetts Parent Group Holding Auction for School Technology

The pursuit of the newest technology can make people do some unusual things. The Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization, it turns out, is no exception. This Saturday, the group will be holding its first charity auction to raise money to buy new laptops, tablets and other devices for the high school, which recently launched a major campaign to update its aging technology.

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Massachusetts Officials to Request Technology Funding at Meeting

Easton (Mass.) school officials will take their request for technology funding to the Town Meeting floor this spring. The school committee approved a measure Friday that will allow Superintendent Michael Green to draft a Town Meeting Warrant article that could ask for up to $250,000 in technology funding.

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