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After student shoved by bully suffers collapsed lung, DMPS settles lawsuit for $30,000

Attorneys for Des Moines Public Schools denied the allegations, and the case was set for trial in August 2025. But on Feb. 21, the couple filed to permanently dismiss the suit. District spokesman Phil Roeder confirmed the lawsuit was settled for $30,000, paid by the district's insurer.

Why Maryland school budgets are in turmoil — and what that means in classrooms

Local school budgets are in turmoil, class sizes are rising or lowering, and superintendents are under pressure to figure it out fast. The general reaction: Wait, this is what the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future means?

Chicago teachers union pushing school model where kids perform poorly

Chicago Teachers Union leadership will use this summer’s contract negotiations with Chicago Public Schools to push for expansion of “sustainable community schools” in the district. The model doesn’t work: students perform worse, absenteeism rises.

Brockton to unveil new safety proposal to quell school violence after National Guard request denied

A recent push from four school board members had been to bring in the National Guard to help with issues like fights, disruptions, students leaving school without permission, trespassers at the school, and teachers calling out.

Oklahoma City superintendent Sean McDaniel unexpectedly resigns after nearly 6 years in post

In his resignation letter obtained by The Oklahoman, McDaniel said an ongoing conflict with a current member of the Oklahoma City Public Schools board led him to resign. He does not identify the board member.

Phones are distracting students in class. More states are pressing schools to ban them

In California, a high school teacher complains that students watch Netflix on their phones during class. In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day.

Campus closures, staff cuts? North Texas schools brace for tough budgets

Richardson ISD officials presented Thursday a proposal to close a handful of elementary schools and reshape attendance boundaries. Fort Worth education leaders earlier this month announced the district would cut roughly 130 positions. Across the state, districts face budget shortfalls that will trigger hard choices.

Concerned parents are beginning to see progress on their push for healthier electric school buses

One of the biggest challenges is still the cost, parents, advocates, and districts say. Even with the fuel and maintenance savings of an electric bus, they cost two to three times more than diesel.

Native American mascot ban proposed for K12 schools in Illinois

The bill would also prohibit schools from selling items with banned mascots and remove banned logos from school property. As of 2021, there were more than 50 high schools in the state with Native American names or imagery for their mascots, according to Illinois Public Media.

How to make school lunch more interesting? Dayton Public Schools changing some food options

District plans to introduce meals that mirror meals from popular restaurants, like a take on a Big Mac, and hold a competition among staff members to see what meals they could come up with using leftovers and limited ingredients.

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