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Move to restrict construction noise near NYC schools

A bill to curb construction noise near schools is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning but is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees it as impractical.

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Albany middle schools, public and charter, struggle to succeed

As the school year draws to a close, an educational crisis continues to grow for the city's middle school students.

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Houston ISD board president backs changing Confederate-related names of schools

Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.

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Missouri district loses record number of teachers

A record number of teachers in the Mehlville School District have turned in their resignations with the number growing to 55 this year - nearly three times of a normal year. In addition to recent budget cuts, the district hasn’t passed a tax levy increase for operations since 1986.

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New York City announces free eyeglasses for community school students

The city will offer free vision screenings and pairs of glasses to every student in need at all 130 community schools — estimated at around 20,000 children. Close to $10 million will be spent on the program over the next four years.

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Legislators seek release of voucher funds without state Supreme Court ruling

North Carolina’s Senate and House leaders have asked the state’s highest court to release public money for private school vouchers for the coming school year while uncertainty remains about the constitutionality of the program.

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When school bullies get out of control, do parents share the blame?

After hearing oral arguments this week about bullying students at school, a Somerset County Superior Court judge will decide in a few weeks whether it is the school's fault or if bullies' families share in the blame and the legal liability.

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A California district's freshmen attend a new type of summer school

Napa Valley USD is operating this summer for the first time a math program for incoming freshmen called the Summer College Readiness Academy. Sponsored by UC Davis and the Migrant Education Program, the goal is to prepare students to transition to high school math and meet college and career ready requirements.

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Chicago school board approves more than $1 billion in new borrowing

Plans have been approved to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year for the Chicago school system. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500 million.

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Massachusetts district expanding elementary school report card pilot

The Worcester School Department plans to expand an electronic report card pilot program to eight new elementary schools next school year. The new digital model enables administrators and families to track students' records online while teachers can more easily submit grades.

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