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Department of Education: Norfolk schools not skewing SOL results

After serious allegations of testing irregularities just a few years ago, the Virginia Department of Education confirmed that Norfolk City Public Schools was the only district in South Hampton Roads without allegations of deliberately skewing results on the SOL’s or helping an unknowing student violate regulations.

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Network system saving New York City money on school support

The city has cut spending on school bureaucracy over the past decade, according to an Independent Budget Office report. The city spent about 22 percent less to provide schools with teacher training, budget planning, staff recruitment, and other administrative services. The cost savings came as the city consolidated its bureaucracy in a network structure.

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Florida county to use internally developed bus tracking app

This year, all of Pasco County's nearly 400 school bus routes will be part of a new back-to-school bus call center manned by volunteers. The information the volunteers will use comes from the county's internally developed My Bus Loop app. With the app, the call center operators can track buses, even though the district's fleet won't have GPS installed until next year.

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Ex-governors ask court to let Washington legislature try again on schools

Five former governors are asking the state Supreme Court to give Washington legislators another chance to reach a deal on school funding before considering whether to slap them with a contempt citation.

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Financial emergency exists in Benton Harbor schools, review team says

If Gov. Rick Snyder declares a financial emergency, Benton Harbor schools can choose between an emergency manager, consent agreement, mediation or bankruptcy, state officials have said.

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Emails lead to data-changing conviction in Ohio

The changes date to at least 2002, when data-center employees were ordered to “break the enrollment” of absentee and low-performing students so that their standardized test scores and attendance records wouldn’t count against Columbus City Schools, a state investigation found.

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North Dakota education funding could soar

The average student count per day could grow by more than 10,000 during the next two years. That could mean approximately $200 million in new spending on per-student funding just to hold even in providing services.

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Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

Auditors looking at state funding to private schools through Louisiana’s $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year, according to information released by the education department.

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Study: More money hasn't helped Philadelphia schools

The fiscally conservative Commonwealth Foundation said its analysis showed that while the district's annual budget had grown by $1 billion since 2002, student achievement has lagged: 80 percent of students cannot read or do math at grade level.

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Indiana awaits word after 5 states get education waiver

The Obama administration announced Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina had received a one-year waiver extension from portions of the No Child Left Behind law. Each of the states "implemented education reforms that go far beyond" the requirements, the Department of Education said.

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