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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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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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R.I. education’s biggest battle is playing out at one school

Three districts are embroiled in a court battle over the opening of a new charter school in Woonsocket in what is shaping up to become a major flashpoint in the state’s ongoing battle over education reform.

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N.Y. school boards say zero growth tax cap could squeeze budgets

While the latest provisions of an ongoing tax cap won’t take effect until the 2016 school year, the state schools boards association says schools are starting to worry now. The state’s tax cap limits increases in property taxes to 2 percent or the rise in inflation, whichever is lower.

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New school study shows racial differences in discipline treatment

Underprivileged schools with higher levels of black students were more likely to use criminalized discipline, such as suspension, expulsion, or referral to law enforcement. With white students, it was more likely that schools searched for solutions through medical attention or psychological intervention, according to data from 60,000 schools in 6,000 schools districts.

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