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2/13/2012

2/13/2012

School got off to a rough start Thursday with students returning to class for the first time since their entire elementary school staff was replaced after two longtime teachers were accused of lewd acts on children.

2/13/2012

As suburban school officials remain skittish about the idea of paying more toward teachers’ retirements, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said a proposal he’s considering would spare local districts the cost of covering the immense pension debt the state has racked up.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled a 2012-13 budget today that hikes spending for K-12 schools, higher education, roads and public safety while setting aside $130 million to boost Michigan’s Rainy Day Fund.

2/10/2012

Gov.Dannel P. Malloy opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20 years ago.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Before the sun rises most days, Dwight D. Jones is at the office. Since becoming superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada last December, 4:30 a.m. arrivals are common.

2/9/2012

Ann Arbor Public Schools’ legal obligation to report an 8-year-old's claim that she was sexually assaulted at Eberwhite Elementary to Child Protective Services falls into a gray area, according to legal professionals.

2/9/2012

Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.

2/9/2012

The decision to replace the entire staff of an elementary school here, where two former teachers stand accused of molesting students, sparked protests from some parents and students and applause from others.

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division announced that Briana, an 11th grade Santiago High School student from Corona, California, has won the Fall Superhero competition.

2/8/2012

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s award-winning HMH Social Studies Series is now speech-enabled with Texthelp System's web based literacy and language support technology, SpeechStream.

2/8/2012

 "I thought it was time to do something else."

With those words, Schools Superintendent Frank Alvarez brought the curtain down on his nearly nine years at the helm of the Montclair School District.

2/8/2012

A two-day closure went into effect at Miramonte Elementary School on Tuesday to enable the Los Angeles Unified School District to replace the entire staff following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts and sexual crimes against students.

2/8/2012

Cleveland’s struggling school district needs to embrace good charter schools, revamp teachers’ union rules, and give more flexibility to high-performing schools.

2/8/2012

Schools would be allowed to grow their budgets by 4 percent in the 2013 -2014 school year under a bill approved this morning by the Iowa Senate.

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