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The state law raising the school dropout age from 16 to 18 could be in for both a legal challenge and revision from the 2016 General Assembly.
July 20, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune

Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton resigned after nearly three years as the state's first appointed head of public schools.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week

Parents still can't find out how many staffers with rap sheets the Boston Public Schools hired this year—even after city education honchos vowed to be more transparent in the wake of startling revelations that dozens of employees had criminal records.
December 23, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

Deasy declined to discuss his intentions, saying that he has not submitted a letter of resignation and that he would have more to say after his upcoming job evaluation.
October 25, 2013 - Education Week

Through its partnership with the 42,000-student Tulsa school district, Street School has become a national model for helping at-risk youths.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week

Only seven of the state's 67 school districts have taken Gov. Rick Scott's offer of a state-funded debit card worth $250 for teachers to spend on school supplies.
August 14, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

While the judge ruled against the Chicago Teachers Union's request, he did not dismiss their lawsuit.
August 1, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

July 26, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

A Virginia middle school is partnering with the University of Virginia to use 3-D printing technologies to teach science and engineering concepts.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week

Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan Patrick said that some high school end-of-course tests may scrapped this spring if the Legislature acts quickly enough on a bill that would sharply reduce the number of exams required for graduation.
March 12, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

Students are teaming up to do quick online research to feed to debaters in real time for honing arguments and articulating rebuttals.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week

The Philadelphia School District's plan to close 37 public schools disproportionately affects poor students, minorities, and students with disabilities, according to an analysis.
January 29, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

The South Carolina education department is beginning to apply the state's certification regulations to teachers of online courses.
January 14, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune

The state’s Department of Education released its first report on new, controversial evaluations for teachers Wednesday.
December 5, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The state's Joint Fiscal Committee approved an additional $4.45 million to help cover the costs of the state's charter schools.
November 9, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

An effort by the district to win a $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application.
October 30, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

In 2009, three teenage girls at Greensburg Salem High School in Western Pennsylvania sent nude or seminude cellphone pictures of themselves to their boyfriends.
October 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Advocates for new charter schools urged the state Board of Education Wednesday to reconsider its blanket denial of all new applications, but the board did not budge.
October 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The U.S. Department of Education says the Pennsylvania Education Department "acted prematurely" when it changed rules for how charter schools can meet academic-performance standards on the annual PSSA achievement test.
October 16, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

An overhaul of Pennsylvania's special-education funding system is on hold this fall, awaiting agreement on proposed charter law changes, according to the chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee.
September 28, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

A union of about 100,000 Wisconsin employees sent letters Thursday requesting negotiations on new contracts, based on a court ruling striking down parts of the state's bargaining law for public workers.
September 21, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today offered no specifics on how he'll pay for raises and other new costs in the Chicago Teachers Union contract.
September 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Talks drag on with hopes for Friday return.
September 13, 2012 | Updated: May 18, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune

Federal prosecutors demanded 23 Washington state medical-cannabis dispensaries shut down because they were too closely located to educational facilities.
August 27, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The Columbus City Schools tried to buy two pages of the personnel file on its former internal auditor, who said this month she was fired in 2005 for trying to investigate data rigging.
August 27, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The Easton Area School District's appeal of a federal court ruling to allow "I (heart) Boobies" bracelets to be worn by students at school will heard by the entire Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
August 16, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Parents footing the bill for college-goers are taking an increasingly hard-nosed, consumer-oriented approach to their child's higher education, education experts say.
August 14, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The former president has promoted a robust set of policy ideas in the last few years using his Dallas-based think tank, the Bush Institute.
July 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Founders of the new Compass Academy Charter School in Vineland, N.J. hope a clerical error won't prevent them from opening in September.
July 18, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The school is the largest cyber school in the state and enrolled more than 11,300 students in 2011-12.
July 13, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

July 10, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

If the Frontier's board didn't meet by June 22 and voluntarily surrender its charter, the Department of Education was going to file charges.
July 2, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Officials Tuesday said there were widespread misunderstandings about a plan to revamp the district.
May 16, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

“We’re liberating bake sales,” Senate President Therese Murray proclaimed , “It’s so silly. Imagine banning bake sales? It’s bureaucracy gone a little crazy.”
May 11, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Teachers who were removed from the California elementary school where two teachers were arrested for lewd conduct protested the district's actions and called for reinstatement.
May 4, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

The number of cyber charter schools could expand from two to as many as 15 under controversial legislation narrowly passed by the state House.
April 27, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

Donald Bullock, the testing coordinator at Atlanta's Usher Collier Heights Elementary in 2009, will likely lose his job.
April 25, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune

A suicide call center in the state is getting as many cellphone text messages from teenagers in a day as it used to get phone calls from teens in a month.
February 7, 2012 - Education Week

Pledging additional support and oversight for city schools, Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's education secretary announced that change has come to the way the Philadelphia School District operates.
October 5, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

California will need billions in federal aid to overhaul teacher evaluations and adopt new learning standards before it can qualify for a waiver from No Child Left Behind student achievement rules, according to state Superintendent Tom Torlakson.
September 27, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

Required study halls have become common in large Portland-area high schools as budget-slammed schools find they don't have enough teachers to go around.
September 22, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

Rullingnet Corp. launches Vinci, a 7-inch touch-screen tablet that sells for $389 to $479 and is marketed exclusively for children 4 and younger.
September 20, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

Los Angeles Unified teachers will offer lessons that promote positive images of gay individuals and their contributions to the nation as part of an anti-bullying program approved by the school board.
September 15, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

After a hacking into the El Paso Independent School District's intranet network, the district has reached an agreement with a company to provide discounted protection, but some say the price is still to high.
September 14, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader in 2010 said Tuesday the boy was among several 6- and 7-year-olds who were detained and handcuffed for hours for talking in class.
August 31, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

The Los Angeles Unified School District has bought out the contract of its chief academic officer, a key appointee who worked closely with former Supt. Ramon C. Cortines, but who quickly fell out of favor with his successor, John Deasy.
August 29, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

The former Orange County high school student pleaded guilty to two felony counts of commercial burglary and one felony count each of altering public records, among other charges, court records show.
August 29, 2011 - Education Week

Data released Friday frames persistently low-achieving schools in Michigan that could end up in a newly created statewide reform district if they don't show significant academic improvement in the next two years.
August 29, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

August 29, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

More middle- and high-income students are choosing cheaper schools, living at home, and getting grants and scholarships to pay for college, according to a new study.
August 23, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

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