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A Maryland 3rd-grader born without hands has won a national handwriting contest.
April 24, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is unveiling a proposal to wipe out student debt for millions of borrowers, making her the only major 2020 presidential candidate to advance such an ambitious plan to relieve the growing burden of higher-education loans on Americans and the economy.
April 22, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

An analysis of state data shows that the presence of police officers in Connecticut schools leads to a higher average of student arrests, but the impact on student achievement is negligible.
April 18, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Authorities in Colorado have found the 18-year-old Miami Beach High student who traveled to Colorado, bought a shotgun and threatened violence against schools days before the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High, according to media reports.
April 17, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is going head-to-head with Gov. Matt Bevin over subpoenas that seek information on time off taken by teachers.
April 17, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Cuyahoga Falls, Woodridge and six other Ohio school districts are suing Facebook for about $250,000 in public education funding lost when the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow imploded last year.
April 14, 2019 – Education Week

The districts, which may never be made whole for state funding they lost when ECOT inflated attendance, are alleging that Facebook knew the online charter school was financially failing when it sold ads to help ECOT boost enrollment.
April 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Well-known Orlando attorney Frank Kruppenbacher’s ties to former Gov. Rick Scott helped him amass authority at the state-run Florida Virtual School until a clash with its new leader led to his abrupt departure last summer.
April 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Hundreds of teachers across the Sacramento Unified School District walked out of their classrooms and onto picket lines for the first time in 30 years, staging a one-day strike alleging unfair labor practices by the district.
April 11, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

The Broward School Board undermined the families of the victims of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, promising to do what’s right for those killed and injured while dragging its feet in negotiations, attorneys for the victims said.
April 10, 2019 – AP

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the location of the Parkland, FL shooting last year, is pushing for strong reforms in both the school districts and police force.
April 5, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Salaries for New York teachers increased more than $19,000 on average from 2002 to 2016, a new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government found.
April 1, 2019 – Education Week

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner on Wednesday told superintendents who experienced recent work stoppages because of high teacher absences that they should close loopholes in their district sick leave policies.
March 28, 2019 – Education Week

As the Parkland, Fla., community grieves two recent suicides, a new report finds that very few school districts made suicide prevention programs a central focus in their plans to spend $69 million in state funds for mental health.
March 28, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

When former charter school executive Marshall Tuck called Assemblyman Tony Thurmond to concede over the weekend, it marked another defeat for charter-school advocates in California.
November 28, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

A government watchdog group called Florida's growing system of privately-run public charter schools wasteful and said it sometimes gives rise to self-dealing and profiteering.
September 18, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

Any discussion in politics of the future of education in Ohio inevitably turns to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
September 14, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

A longtime security guard at Olsen Middle School in Dania Beach was arrested on the first day of school after an anonymous tip led deputies to find a gun in his SUV, according to an arrest report.
August 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

Questions remain after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that two school districts have the right to ban guns from their schools.
August 3, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

Outspoken Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student Kyle Kashuv is promoting an expenses-paid trip to a conservative student summit in Washington, D.C., later this month.
July 9, 2018 – Education Week

A bill shielding what is now Ohio's largest online school and its sponsor from the negative consequences of accepting thousands of former Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow students is headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.
June 28, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

Two months before the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School, a retired Secret Service agent warned administrators that the school could be vulnerable to a gunman.
June 11, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

Chesterfield County Superintendent James Lane was named to the post, which has been filled on an interim basis since January when Steve Staples retired.
May 24, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

Most North Carolina educators think it’s a bad idea to let teachers carry guns in the classroom, and they say arming teachers would make schools less safe and harm the learning environment, according to a newly released poll.
March 8, 2018 – Education Week

Less than two years after members of the L.A. school board chose a superintendent from the district's ranks, they now find themselves in search of a new one—and the task may be harder than ever.
February 12, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

The New York State Board of Regents approved a replacement for the common-core learning standards after two years of development, and it seems to be mostly popular with educators and administrators.
September 14, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune

Supporters of the immigration program to shield immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation suffered a setback after a ruling by a Brownsville federal judge that puts more pressure on President Donald Trump to decide the program's future.
August 18, 2017 – Education Week

Members of Colorado's largest teachers' union plan to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos when she visits Denver, reportedly to address the American Legislative Exchange Council at its annual meeting.
July 18, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune

The Georgia Supreme Court delivered a blow to gun rights activists in a ruling that said a law that prohibits guns at school property trumps one passed at the same time that allowed firearms inside school safety zones.
November 1, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune

A coalition of groups asked the FBI to dismantle its "Don't Be a Puppet" website, which the agency created to educate youth about violent extremism but has been criticized as targeting American Muslims and encouraging the policing of thoughts in schools.
April 6, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune

State and federal tax money should start flowing as early as Tuesday to the cash-strapped school districts, counties, and human services organizations that suffered the brunt of the protracted budget fight between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature.
January 5, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune

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