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Charter school enrollment in Oregon hits new high

Enrollment in Oregon charter schools set a new record last year, with 5 percent of Oregon public school students enrolled in one of the state's many and varied charter schools. Charter school enrollment has nearly doubled in the past five years, from 15,400 in 2008-2009 to 28,600 last year.

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Pittsburgh school board approves comprehensive plan

The plan approved by Pittsburgh Public Schools' board runs from July 2015 through June 2018. Some changes were made to the original plan as a result of feedback, including increasing teacher-led professional development, providing more professional development on culturally responsive teaching techniques and more.

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White House reveals new rules to better prepare future teachers

Amid long-running concerns that it’s too easy to become a teacher, the White House announced new draft regulations that could overhaul the way teacher preparation programs are held accountable for their graduates' performance.

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Judge orders Hoover board to file previous integration status reports

A federal judge has ordered the Alabama district's school system to produce reports giving status updates for integration in Hoover City Schools. That order requires numerous systems in Jefferson County to file annual reports with the court detailing things such as the racial demographics at each school and each class in the schools.

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Pa. district approves bond refinancing for vo-tech with $1 million savings

The Middletown Area School Board approved a bond refinancing proposal that could save Dauphin County Technical School around $1 million. The district could see lower tuition payments to the tech school in the near future.

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Indiana court considers school bus fees

Indiana Supreme Court justices quizzed lawyers in a case over school busing fees about the limit of the state's constitutional guarantee of a free public education. What the court decides could have broad consequences for cash-strapped school districts throughout the state, as they look for additional funding.

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Pittsburgh school superintendent pushes for funding changes

The Pennsylvania city's Superintendent Linda Lane told the Basic Education Funding Commission that she favors a formula that considers enrollment, equity and student populations that require more resources, such as homeless students, English language learners or those with mental health needs.

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Gun bill could rekindle school safety debate in Florida

After the issue drew heavy debate during the 2014 legislative session, a House Republican is bringing back a proposal that could lead to some public school employees or volunteers carrying guns on campus.

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Judge invalidates part of Alaska's school funding mechanism

A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.

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New York chancellor is criticized for remarks on charter schools

Charter school advocates demand that the New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, release data to support her accusation that those schools push some students out before they take state tests and later replace them with high-scoring children

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