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Leadership resigning from financially troubled Hawaiin charter school

The Halau Lokahi Public Charter School's leadership has resigned, including its director and governing board. The move allows the school to stay open, but it still has deep financial problems.

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Several Georgia schools may lose charter status

Four Hall County charter schools may not have their charters renewed due to confusion over a state law governing control of charter school budgets. If the charters are not renewed, the schools are likely to become schools of choice.

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Extreme test-score gains found 67 times since 2008 in Miss. schools

In the wake of an investigation into alleged widespread cheating at one school, a statewide probe found 67 cases of abnormally extreme gains in Mississippi Curriculum Test scores between 2009 and 2013. The instances allegedly occurred across 44 schools in 34 districts.

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Paddling abolished in Florida county's schools

The Santa Rosa County School Board voted unanimously to remove corporal punishment from the student code of conduct in order to protect school employees from being accused of child abuse.

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Philadelphia school funding tangled up in Pa. budget battle

Without enough GOP votes for a pension-overhaul plan, Gov. Corbett and House Republican leaders are asking Philadelphia Democrats to vote for the GOP pension plan in return for Republican support for an increase to the cigarette tax in the city. Philadelphia wants legislative approval of the tax to help with the large deficit in the school budget.

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Nevada task force pushes for new school funding formula

The Nevada Task Force on K-12 Public Education voted to recommend changing the funding formula for Nevada public schools. The recommendations ask the state to revise its current formula and allocate more money to ELL students, special needs students, and students who live in poverty.

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Missouri school district increases stipends for coaches, sponsors

Springfield Public Schools, through collective bargaining with the Springfield National Education Association, will improve the stipend amounts for the 731 — or nearly 20 percent — of nearly 4,000 district employees who take on extra duties.

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Public money use by Washington school district still under investigation

State officials are still investigating allegations that Pasco School District officials used public money to advocate for a voter-approved $46.8 million bond, and a conclusion isn't likely until September at the earliest.

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Pennsylvania school districts debate cellphone policies

Some districts ban possession of such devices altogether while others allow students to bring them to school as long as they remain out of sight during the regular school day.

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St. Paul (Minn.) schools looking to ease concerns about discipline, disorder

During a recent sit-down with Silva, the teachers were heartened by the superintendent’s repeated support of “high standards of student conduct,” said Ian Keith, one of the teachers and a former president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.

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