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School Funding Programs Extended For A Year in Alaska

An extension of the Secure Rural Schools Program is part of a recently passed transportation bill. The program has been a mainstay for districts in or near National Forests in and outside of Alaska.A federal funding program key to Southeast school districts will remain in place for another year.

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Clark County School Board Raises Concerns About Costly, Unchecked Change Orders on Construction, Renovations

As the Clark County School District prepares for a potential capital improvement overhaul, its School Board is looking more closely at the mounting cost of change orders to school construction and maintenance projects.

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Legislature Restores M-W State Aid Due to Extraordinary Circumstances

The funding resulted from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing Assembly bill A8114 and Senate Bill S5513 exempting the district from a reduction in state aid due to extraordinary and unique circumstances which caused the school district to be in session only one day less than the required 180 days during the 20102011 school year.

The MonroeWoodbury Central School District received $155,000 in restored state aid on June 28.

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Opinion: High-Performing Charter Schools Can Close the Opportunity Gap

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

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South Carolina Schools Superintendent Mick Zais Wants to Create District for Failing Schools

South Carolina schools superintendent Mick Zais on Wednesday proposed creating a new statewide district for failing schools, saying current options under state law for helping such schools have proved unsuccessful or ineffective.

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U.S. Education Officials Warn Georgia About Possible Loss of Funds

Georgia won $400 million as part of the federal Race to the Top education grant. But in a recent letter to Governor Nathan Deal, the U.S. Education Department said the state is at “high risk” of losing $33 million of the grant.

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Diane Ravitch Takes Down Gates Foundation Role in U.S. Education

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

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Q&A: City Youth Commissioners Talks About Teen Job Shortage

As the Journal reported, New York City teens are facing a tough job hunt this summer, competing with experienced, more educated adults for jobs as well as thousands of other teens for limited spots in public programs.

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As Schools Fight Obesity, Physical Education Is Cut

More than a half-century ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, and today Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Michelle Obama are among those making childhood obesity a public cause. But even as virtually every state has undertaken significant school reforms, many American students are being granted little or no time in the gym.

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Pa. Approves 4 New Cyber Charter Schools

This fall, students will be able to choose from four new cyber charter schools, bringing the statewide total to 16, thanks to approvals by the state Department of Education.

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