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St. Cloud school district facing bus driver shortage

Between the four independent school bus operators that serve the Minnesota district and the small fleet of buses the district owns, an estimated 40 drivers are still needed to make sure more than 9,000 students are taken to and from school each day.

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Colorado teacher, Fremont district settle lawsuit over religion in school

A Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a Jewish teacher who filed a lawsuit in May. Changes the district has to make include a districtwide ban on prayers at any school-sponsored event, among other stipulations.

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Indiana schools suffer from teacher shortage

As many schools head back to class this week, schools are struggling to find enough teachers to fill the classrooms. The majority of Central Indiana districts said finding teachers this year has been more difficult than ever. Several schools are using substitute teachers until they fill open positions.

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Special investigation of charter-school data omissions will not be launched

A special-investigations team will not examine examine why the state Department of Education omitted some student performance data from a mandated evaluation of charter-school sponsors. The reason: The error was exposed by the state Board of Education so quickly that no public money was misspent.

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Task force created to boost high school graduation rate

The Washington D.C. Education Board is forming a task force to provide ways to increase the high school graduation rate by offering flexibility. The proposal would drop the old seat-time-based system in granting high school credit, in favor of a new process that will reward students based on knowledge and ability.

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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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