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The Los Angeles Unified School District, which educates about 64,500 students with disabilities, will regain full control over programs that serve their special needs, after decades of costly court-ordered outside supervision, officials announced this week.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week

Sheriff Gregory Tony has unveiled the Real Time Crime Center, designed to anticipate and/or react to threats by monitoring 10,000 cameras in more than 260 public school and administrative buildings.
August 15, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, local boards shall require each public elementary and secondary school to display the national motto of the United States, “In God We Trust,” in a prominent location in the school.
August 15, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

In the city that's home to some of Maryland's oldest school buildings, even the simplest attempts to improve classroom conditions aren't quite as simple as they seem.
August 14, 2019 – Education Week

The draft of the ethnic studies curriculum is meant to be used as a guide for educators to develop their own school programs. But the proposed draft came came under fire from some groups who argue it is a left-wing tool meant to indoctrinate teens.
August 14, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

The Inspire network of 12 home charter schools is quickly spreading its reach across California as some are calling into question its educational, organizational, and financial practices.
August 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

As Broward schools struggle to protect their campuses with armed security, Sheriff Gregory Tony offered a possible solution: Allow his office to take over school policing countywide.
August 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

The parents of Joaquin Oliver, one of the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students killed in the Parkland massacre, were just across the border from El Paso, Texas, on Saturday when a shooter opened fire on random shoppers in that city.
August 5, 2019 – Education Week

In early May, a teacher at Van Asselt Elementary School in Seattle called the police. She told the dispatcher who answered that a fifth grader threatened to beat her up.
August 2, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Lawmakers set new rules in the spring for who could qualify for a “Best and Brightest” teacher bonus this year.
July 30, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

The summer job, long an entry-level rite of passage into the working world for teenagers, is becoming obsolete.
July 25, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Smartphones are replacing scissors in the decades-old Box Tops for Education program that raises money for schools through food purchases.
July 24, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

Teenagers face a wealth of confusing, conflicting new emotions, compounded by evolving sexuality, school-day drama and the task of navigating love and relationships for the first time. And it comes with growing pains—like the steep consequences of “sexting” and sharing racy pictures.
July 22, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

After of a mandate approved by the State Board of Education, public schools in Florida will have to provide students at least five hours of mental health instruction starting in sixth grade.
July 18, 2019 – Education Week

State Board of Education members weighed in today about a proposal to eliminate their elected positions and replace the board with an appointed commission.
July 10, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

In the wake of the Los Angeles teachers' strike, a group of key charter school supporters, concerned about political backlash, worked on a plan to stem anti-charter sentiment and regain control of local education reforms.
July 3, 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

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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