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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
New degree at NCCCCollege officials say students who graduate with an associate's degree in Child
New degree at NCCC
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted an hour ago
College officials say students who graduate with an associate's degree in Child and Family Services will help fill a need for more social workers in the North Country. They also hope it, along with other new degree programs in the state approval... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Hasbrouck Heights to hold March 8 school bond voteHASBROUCK HEIGHTS - Next month borough residents will vote on a referendum to p
Hasbrouck Heights to hold March 8 school bond vote
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 hours ago
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS - Next month borough residents will vote on a referendum to permit the Board of Education to issue bonds for the $6.7 million upgrading of outdated heating and ventilation systems in the district's schools. School board officials... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Bill proposes allowing schools to opt in or out of Common Core standardsIn Alabama, public schools follow the state's college and career readiness stan
Bill proposes allowing schools to opt in or out of Common Core standards
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 15 hours ago
In Alabama, public schools follow the state's college and career readiness standards, which is Alabama's version of common core. Now senate bill 60, sponsored by Sent. Rusty Glover, has been introduced to the education policy committee to repeal... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
ArticleOur KELOLAND News investigation has followed the GEAR UP money for months. We'
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KELO Sioux Falls / Posted yesterday
Our KELOLAND News investigation has followed the GEAR UP money for months. We've discovered that millions of federal dollars have been doled out to various organizations, consultants and employees, yielding little to no measurable results in the... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
As a rule, Asian kids in Quincy thrive in schoolCLICK ON THE ARROW ON THE PHOTO TO SEE MORE. CLICK HERE TO READ PREVIOUS INSTAL
As a rule, Asian kids in Quincy thrive in school
The Patriot Ledger / Posted yesterday
CLICK ON THE ARROW ON THE PHOTO TO SEE MORE. CLICK HERE TO READ PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS. READ THIS STORY IN CHINESE BY USING THE GOOGLE TRANSLATION OPTION IN OUR EPAPER.QUINCY -- Nearly 40 percent of Quincy's 9,163 public school students are Asian,... Read more
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The Marietta Times
More bad news for charter schoolsWhen legislators authorized taxpayer support for some private schools a few yea
More bad news for charter schools
The Marietta Times / Posted yesterday
When legislators authorized taxpayer support for some private schools a few years ago, they apparently got carried away with enthusiasm for the idea - but paid little attention to the details. Compounding that failure was an unethical, perhaps even... Read more
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Salem News
Turns out, more Ohio charters falling shortWhen legislators authorized taxpayer support for some private schools a few yea
Turns out, more Ohio charters falling short
Salem News / Posted yesterday
When legislators authorized taxpayer support for some private schools a few years ago, they apparently got carried away with enthusiasm for the idea - but paid little attention to the details. Compounding that failure was an unethical, perhaps even... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
School data shows drop in child homelessnessChild homelessness — as documented in public schools — fell in Kansas last scho
School data shows drop in child homelessness
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
Child homelessness — as documented in public schools — fell in Kansas last school year after several years of increases, but education officials and advocates for the homeless are cautioning against easing efforts to help those in need. In 2014-15,... Read more
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The Advocate
Facility improvements, dual enrollment program helps Baker High improve from D to C school on latest report cardBAKER — Baker High School’s improvement from a D to a C school was a result of
Facility improvements, dual enrollment program helps Baker High improve from D to C school on latest report card
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
BAKER — Baker High School’s improvement from a D to a C school was a result of “a lot of pieces coming together,” Principal Traci Morgan told the School Board on Tuesday night. Baker High improved in all the areas measured by the state, rising from... Read more
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The Advocate
Officials pinpoint two reasons for failing Bakerfield Elementary: teacher absenteeism and staff turnoverBAKER — More than 40 people attended a Baker School Board work session Tuesday
Officials pinpoint two reasons for failing Bakerfield Elementary: teacher absenteeism and staff turnover
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
BAKER — More than 40 people attended a Baker School Board work session Tuesday night to hear about a proposed reconstitution plan for Bakerfield Elementary. Bakerfield has received a grade of F from the state Department of Education for the past... Read more
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The Advocate
Two of four applications so far for Baker schools superintendent are from East Baton Rouge school administratorsBAKER — With the Friday deadline looming, the Baker School Board has thus far r
Two of four applications so far for Baker schools superintendent are from East Baton Rouge school administrators
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
BAKER — With the Friday deadline looming, the Baker School Board has thus far received four applications for superintendent of schools, a position being vacated by outgoing Superintendent Ulysses Joseph, who announced his retirement March 31. Two of... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
State switching TNReady to paper tests after online crashTennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said she is disappointed the s
State switching TNReady to paper tests after online crash
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said she is disappointed the state will have to administer the new TNReady scholastic assessment to students the old-fashioned way — with paper and pencil — instead of moving forward with it online as... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Madonna parents say voucher eligibility rules unfairParents at Madonna Learning Center cheered when state lawmakers passed a vouche
Madonna parents say voucher eligibility rules unfair
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Parents at Madonna Learning Center cheered when state lawmakers passed a voucher bill last session for children with special needs. They are crestfallen now and hoping for a change as the state Department of Education gathers public comments on how... Read more
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The Morning Call
East Penn may restructure debt to fund priorities, reduce tax hikeEMMAUS — The East Penn School District is looking at refinancing and restructur
East Penn may restructure debt to fund priorities, reduce tax hike
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
EMMAUS — The East Penn School District is looking at refinancing and restructuring some debt in order to reduce a proposed tax increase or pay for some district priorities — or both. At Monday's school board meeting, Superintendent Michael Schilder... Read more
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The Hub
Schools | February 11, 2016OCEANPORT — Board of Education members have decided to hold off on a March refe
Schools | February 11, 2016
The Hub / Posted yesterday
OCEANPORT — Board of Education members have decided to hold off on a March referendum that could have paved the way for a new school. Oceanport Board of Education President William McVitty said the board opted not to move forward with the referendum... Read more
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The Hub
Oceanport board holding off on referendum | February 11, 2016OCEANPORT — Board of Education members have decided to hold off on a March refe
Oceanport board holding off on referendum | February 11, 2016
The Hub / Posted yesterday
OCEANPORT — Board of Education members have decided to hold off on a March referendum that could have paved the way for a new school. Oceanport Board of Education President William McVitty said the board opted not to move forward with the referendum... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
NJ advances bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroidsA bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids an
NJ advances bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
A bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs was approved by a state Assembly committee Monday. The measure, sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle, D-Englewood, would... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Expert's critique of OK education standards is worth notingIN 2014, the Legislature repealed Common Core academic standards in Oklahoma. S
Expert's critique of OK education standards is worth noting
The Oklahoman / Posted 2 days ago
IN 2014, the Legislature repealed Common Core academic standards in Oklahoma. State officials have since worked to develop a replacement set of standards for English language arts and math, which received approval from the state Board of Education.... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Oconee school district looks at loss of over $1 million in state fundsWALHALLA — New state estimates for base student cost mean bad news for the Scho
Oconee school district looks at loss of over $1 million in state funds
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 2 days ago
WALHALLA — New state estimates for base student cost mean bad news for the School District of Oconee County's 2015-16 budget, school officials said Monday. The loss of state funding is estimated at $1.2 million. The district's operations budget for... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Well, any suggestions?Just weeks ago, it was estimated Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawmakers would have
Well, any suggestions?
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 2 days ago
Just weeks ago, it was estimated Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawmakers would have to find ways to close a $250 million gap between revenue and spending planned for the current fiscal year. That has ballooned to as much as $400 million. It probably will... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Finding, cutting the fatJust weeks ago, it was estimated Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawmakers would have
Finding, cutting the fat
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 2 days ago
Just weeks ago, it was estimated Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawmakers would have to find ways to close a $250 million gap between revenue and spending planned for the current fiscal year. That has ballooned to as much as $400 million. It probably will... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
G’town adopts citizen-led plan for city’s next 15 yearsThe Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a citizen-led plan Monday n
G’town adopts citizen-led plan for city’s next 15 years
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a citizen-led plan Monday night that will guide decisions city leaders make through 2030 on issues from development to how health and wellness is promoted and measured by the residents... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Elmore Co. teacher placed on paid leaveElmore County School leaders say a middle school teacher was placed on paid lea
Elmore Co. teacher placed on paid leave
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 2 days ago
Elmore County School leaders say a middle school teacher was placed on paid leave at the end of January, but won't reveal much else. WSFA 12 News has been working to determine what led administrators to take the teacher out of the classroom at... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
TN not Ready! State cancels online testing, switches to pencil and paperUPDATE, Monday 6:15 p.m.: A representative from TN Dept. of Education released
TN not Ready! State cancels online testing, switches to pencil and paper
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 2 days ago
UPDATE, Monday 6:15 p.m.: A representative from TN Dept. of Education released this statement in an email saying they will not use online testing and will be using paper and pencil for the 2015-2016 school year. "Thank you for your patience as we... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. Assembly panel OKs bill to expand random testing of high school athletes for performance enhancing drugsA bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids an
N.J. Assembly panel OKs bill to expand random testing of high school athletes for performance enhancing drugs
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
A bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs was approved by a state Assembly committee Monday. The measure, sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vaineri Huttle, D-Englewood, would... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
TNReady testing delayed due to software outageA statewide software outage with the new online TNReady testing system is affec
TNReady testing delayed due to software outage
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
A statewide software outage with the new online TNReady testing system is affecting students trying to take the test today. Shelby County Schools confirmed that students were forced to stop taking the tests Monday morning after a software... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
TNReady test software outage affecting local studentsA statewide software outage with the new online TNReady testing system is affec
TNReady test software outage affecting local students
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
A statewide software outage with the new online TNReady testing system is affecting local students trying to take the test today. Shelby County Schools confirmed students were forced to stop taking the tests Monday morning after a software... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
TNReady testing delayed due to software outageA statewide software outage with the new online TNReady testing system is affec
TNReady testing delayed due to software outage
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
A statewide software outage with the new online TNReady testing system is affecting students trying to take the test today. Shelby County Schools confirmed students were forced to stop taking the tests Monday morning after a software outage. "We... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
SCS stSystem used by Tennessee students for testing is experiencing major problemsNASHVILLE, Tenn. — A computer-based system used by Tennessee public school stud
SCS stSystem used by Tennessee students for testing is experiencing major problems
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A computer-based system used by Tennessee public school students for the TNReady assessment is experiencing major problems. This might mean your child is not testing as planned today. The testing platform experienced major... Read more
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The Maui News
County/In BriefConstruction will begin today along Manele Road for installation of water utili
County/In Brief
The Maui News / Posted 2 days ago
Construction will begin today along Manele Road for installation of water utility improvements at Pulama Lana'i's Miki Basin Warehouse on Lanai. Work will be done between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. today to Feb. 15. There will be periodic one-lane road... Read more
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The Advocate
Milton: State mishandled rollout of Common CoreThe new president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents praise
Milton: State mishandled rollout of Common Core
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
The new president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents praised Common Core but said Monday that state education leaders bungled the rollout of the new academic standards. State Superintendent of Education John White disagreed. In... Read more
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The Morning Call
State budget impasse complicates teacher contract negotiationsEASTON — Several Lehigh Valley school districts are currently trying to settle
State budget impasse complicates teacher contract negotiations
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
EASTON — Several Lehigh Valley school districts are currently trying to settle teacher contracts while their state aid remains in limbo— a task education officials say has become "extraordinarily difficult" at a time when districts are unsure of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Different kind of drop offA still-uncalculated number of parents are relocating their children in Hazleto
Different kind of drop off
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
A still-uncalculated number of parents are relocating their children in Hazleton to attend school while they live, work and pay taxes some place else. And depending on whether the proper paperwork is filed to transfer the children’s guardianship,... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
The real 'odor of ignorance'Bonnie Henthorn, who is president of the Tyler County Board of Education, ignit
The real 'odor of ignorance'
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Bonnie Henthorn, who is president of the Tyler County Board of Education, ignited a firestorm earlier this year when she said she plans to take her children out of the public school system. She will home-school them instead, Henthorn said. Part of... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Restoring Trust On Ohio ChartersWhen legislators authorized taxpayer support for some private schools a few yea
Restoring Trust On Ohio Charters
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 3 days ago
When legislators authorized taxpayer support for some private schools a few years ago, they apparently got carried away with enthusiasm for the idea - but paid little attention to the details. Compounding that failure was an unethical, perhaps even... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
State reviews in 2007, 2013 show Eagleton School not meeting students' needsGREAT BARRINGTON >> A 2013 state review of Eagleton School cited an "orga
State reviews in 2007, 2013 show Eagleton School not meeting students' needs
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 4 days ago
GREAT BARRINGTON >> A 2013 state review of Eagleton School cited an "organizational structure" that "does not provide for the effective and efficient operation of the school, supervision of school staff, and supervision of students." Six years... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama school officials reviewing rules for transgender studentsAlabama education officials have spent the last few weeks reviewing legal issue
Alabama school officials reviewing rules for transgender students
Al.com / Posted 5 days ago
Alabama education officials have spent the last few weeks reviewing legal issues associated with transgender students and access to locker rooms and bathrooms on school properties. Officials with the Alabama Association of School Boards -- during... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Homeowner seeks to move property from Columbus to Westerville schools Education databases Columbus City Schools wants to keep it, and Westerville
Homeowner seeks to move property from Columbus to Westerville schools
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
Education databases Columbus City Schools wants to keep it, and Westerville City Schools won't take it. But the Ohio Board of Education still voted unanimously last month to... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
NEIU board defends firing of former fiscal directorThe former fiscal director for the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit w
NEIU board defends firing of former fiscal director
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
The former fiscal director for the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit was fired because he made multiple accounting errors, not because he aided the investigation of its former executive director, according to testimony of several board... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Finding the Fat, Then Cutting ItJust weeks ago, it was estimated Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawmakers would have
Finding the Fat, Then Cutting It
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 5 days ago
Just weeks ago, it was estimated Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and lawmakers would have to find ways to close a $250 million gap between revenue and spending planned for the current fiscal year. That has ballooned to as much as $400 million. It probably will... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Charter school experiences growing painsBRIDGEPORT — What is so important about a belt, anyway? That’s what a group of
Charter school experiences growing pains
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 days ago
BRIDGEPORT — What is so important about a belt, anyway? That’s what a group of parents demanded to know. It was a Capitol Prep Harbor Charter School board meeting, and they were there to vent their frustrations about the kinks they say bedevil the... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Education department seeks food service sponsorsThe state Department of Education is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2
Education department seeks food service sponsors
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
The state Department of Education is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2016 SFSP and provide free meals to Minnesota children 18 and under during the summer when school is out. There are many underserved areas in need of a sponsor to operate a... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Report recommends changes for Biloxi schools special needs programAllegations of neglect and mistreatment of special needs students in Biloxi wil
Report recommends changes for Biloxi schools special needs program
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 5 days ago
Allegations of neglect and mistreatment of special needs students in Biloxi will bring changes to how the school district manages programs for those students. We learned Friday that Superintendent Arthur McMillan will appoint a team to address... Read more
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Denver Post
Full-day kindergarten in Colorado debated at CapitolColorado parents who want to send their kindergartners to school all day instea
Full-day kindergarten in Colorado debated at Capitol
Denver Post / Posted 5 days ago
Colorado parents who want to send their kindergartners to school all day instead of just three hours often have to pay tuition — up to $400 per month — because the state does not fund full-day kindergarten. Legislation to change that is up for... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Money troubles force closure of Pittsburg's SEP charter schoolPITTSBURG -- After a troubled 31/2 -year existence, the Synergy Education Proje
Money troubles force closure of Pittsburg's SEP charter school
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 5 days ago
PITTSBURG -- After a troubled 31/2 -year existence, the Synergy Education Project charter school has closed, the state Department of Education board having revoked its operating charter on Jan. 14. The school closed on Jan. 22, its approximately 150... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Members of McAlester board consider superintendent's firingMcALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Members of the McAlester school board are hearing evide
Members of McAlester board consider superintendent's firing
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 5 days ago
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Members of the McAlester school board are hearing evidence that could lead to the dismissal of the district's superintendent, who has been suspended with pay amid allegations she spent school money on personal items. A... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Lawmakers concerned and angry about city schools enrollment woesState lawmakers are blasting Baltimore school leaders and demanding increased o
Lawmakers concerned and angry about city schools enrollment woes
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
State lawmakers are blasting Baltimore school leaders and demanding increased oversight following revelations that the district may have inflated student enrollment numbers. The district's budget is being reduced by $30 million next school year, in... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas Children's Cabinet members rebuke leader over actions taken without consultationMembers of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet rebuked the group’s leader Friday afte
Kansas Children's Cabinet members rebuke leader over actions taken without consultation
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Members of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet rebuked the group’s leader Friday after she developed a series of funding recommendations with Gov. Sam Brownback for early childhood programs without the group’s approval that nevertheless purported to come... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Members of McAlester board consider superintendent's firingMcALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Members of the McAlester school board are hearing evide
Members of McAlester board consider superintendent's firing
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 5 days ago
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Members of the McAlester school board are hearing evidence that could lead to the dismissal of the district's superintendent, who has been suspended with pay amid allegations she spent school money on personal items. A... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Former Scranton school teacher accused of abusing studentsThe parents of seven emotional support students in the Scranton School District
Former Scranton school teacher accused of abusing students
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
The parents of seven emotional support students in the Scranton School District claim a former teacher abused their children and possibly others, according to court records. Larry Moran, attorney for the parents, said the teacher, Maggie McAndrew,... Read more
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