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Virtual charter school in Indiana shuttered over financial, achievement issues

A Trine University board will shut down the online-only school it chartered three years ago due to management and academic problems, leaving more than 1,100 Indiana Cyber Charter School students from across Indiana to find a new place to attend classes.

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City management of schools in Connecticut city gets mixed review

Schools are safer now that the city of Bridgeport is in charge of their security. But city management has not led to cleaner school buildings, a report concluded of the 2-year-old arrangement. The management merger puts the police department in charge of school security and the city facilities department in charge of school repairs.

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New York City mayor signs law requiring new school diversity reports

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law that will require the city to release demographic data every year related to individual grade levels and programs within schools, including gifted and talented and dual-language programs.

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South Dakota school gets over $200,000 to help prevent youth suicides

Federal education officials have given Pine Ridge School $218,000 to help students and teachers in their recovery from a string of student suicides and attempted suicides in recent months on the Indian reservation where the school is located.

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Gunshot-sensing technology installed in first U.S. high school

Newark Memorial High School in California is the first school in the country to be equipped with ShotSpotter technology — gunfire-sensing microphones that alert police to the location of the shots. The hope is that it can get police to the scene of an active shooter in time to prevent a school massacre.

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'Flawed' charter school ratings need immediate fix, charter critics and backers say

Two controversial sectors of Ohio's $1 billion charter industry, online and dropout recovery schools, were excluded from calculations of the performance of the agencies overseeing charters this year, even though the schools serve thousands of students and receive millions in state tax dollars.

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Settlement reached to end racially discriminatory school discipline

A plan to eliminate racial disparities in school discipline was adopted by the Flagler County School Board resolving a federal civil rights complaint the Southern Poverty Law Center filed three years ago against the Florida district.

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Cost of school vouchers skyrockets in Indiana

The cost of Indiana’s private school voucher program jumped from $16 million to $40 million during the past school year, according to a new report released by the Department of Education.

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First class of Maine’s first virtual charter school graduates

Five students from around the state were the first ever to receive their high school diplomas from Maine Connections Academy. The school had 265 to 270 students in its first year, and next year it’s expected to have 396 students.

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New York education leaders pass new regulations

Struggling schools will learn in early July if they're in danger of having a state-approved receiver oversee their turnaround, according to regulations approved by the state Board of Regents. Rules for a new system for evaluating the state's teachers and principals were also passed.

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