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Rats, damage in California district despite millions in state funds

More than two years after the state took over Inglewood USD, the district is still struggling with fiscal and management problems, two state lawmakers have called for an audit of the state’s stewardship, and an investigation found that conditions at some schools are unsanitary, and in some cases unsafe.

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Schools across Georgia slash recess time

In 18 school districts across the state, none still gave kids at least a half an hour for recess.

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Indiana sees a big jump in A-rated schools

More than half of Indiana’s schools were rated an A this year, a majority for the first time this decade.

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Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

From 2003 through 2007, the district issued $1 billion worth of auction-rate securities, nearly all of it paired with complex derivative contracts called interest-rate swaps, in a bid to lower borrowing costs.

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Pa. school district encounters shortage of substitute teachers

Carlisle Area School District might reinstate a cash incentive program to boost its pool of available substitute teachers. The district is experiencing a shortage of substitutes on such a regular basis that there is a higher number of uncovered classrooms this school year compared to prior years.

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North Carolina puts Charter Day School on probationary status

The State Board of Education voted to place Charter Day School, a nonprofit that runs four Wilmington-area charter schools, on “financial probationary status” for failing to provide requested personnel information.

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Minnesota district's proposes $180 million facilities plan

All three of South Washington County Schools' high schools would be expanded, a new middle school would be built, and the district would move to buy Valley Crossing Community School as part of a $179.8 million hybrid facilities plan.

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Pennsylvania releases 2013-2014 school performance profiles

The state's School Performance Profiles for the 2013-2014 school year show that 72 percent of public school buildings earned a score of 70 or higher, the same percentage as in 2012-2013. The percentage of schools earning a score below 60 fell by about 1 percent.

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Seattle board rejects acquiring downtown building for school

Amid concerns about how to find enough funding for the project, Seattle school leaders voted to turn down the chance to acquire a former Federal Reserve building and turn it into an elementary school. Although the land and building would have been free, the district would have been required to spend up to $53 million for remodeling.

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Charter school settlement offer approved for New York county

The Buffalo School Board reached a settlement deal with the Charter Schools for Applied Technologies, saving the district from paying out more than $6 million in damages. In 2009, the district changed its transportation policy to save money and cut off bus transportation to the charter school.

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