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Keller School District Employees to Get Raises

Despite the ongoing budget crunch, Keller trustees voted last week to approve across-the-board raises for all employees.

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New Elementary Schools $1.8 Million Under Budget

With construction finished and occupancy certificates in hand, the Concord School District today released the estimated final costs of the three new elementary school buildings opening next week.

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Complaint Against Suwannee School District Alleges Discrimination

A federal complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center alleges that the Suwannee County School District discriminates against African-American students.

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Critics Say Education Reform Bill Signed by Gov. Christie Doesn't Fix State's Biggest Issues

Everyone in Trenton agrees: The state’s brand-new law overhauling teacher tenure is one for the history books.

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Del Mar School District Enrollment Continues to Shift

The first day of school is Aug. 27 and the Del Mar Union School District is preparing for the new year despite ever-shifting enrollment. Tim Asfazadour, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the numbers are always fluctuating as 20 more students will enroll one day and 10 un-enroll the next.

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State School Board Votes Against Releasing Report Cards

In an unprecedented move, the State Board of Education voted 18-0 today to halt the release of Ohio’s school report cards next week because of an ongoing student-data scandal.

 

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Robbinsville Board of Education Approves Energy Saving Plan

At its regular Board meeting on July 31, 2012 the Robbinsville Board of Education unanimously approved an Energy Savings Improvement Plan (ESIP) that will permit the district to replace or repair nearly $4 million of its HVAC, mechanical controls, windows, and even portions of leaking roofs at no cost to the taxpayer.

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Lunch Workers Study How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

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School Districts Explore Performance-Based Pay Models

Before this summer, tramping around the woods near Chippewa Falls at an environmental science camp would have earned Alicia Moore personal fulfillment and knowledge to share with her students in the fall.

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Special Needs Students Stay in Traditional Public Schools as Others Leave

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

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