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(AP) — State education officials have planned a pair of meetings to address the implementation of federal education law and smoothing the path to college. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a special meeting in Malden on Monday to discuss a proposed accountability plan and timeline for the federal Every Student Succeeds A…
01.21 / 21:14
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The incident -- which occurred during the tension-filled days leading up to Trump's inauguration -- upset at least one parent, prompted a district investigation and has Portland Public Schools once again examining guidelines for what bus drivers can play on school bus…
01.21 / 20:37
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(AP) — The University of Louisville's board of trustees elected a new chairman and appointed an interim school president Saturday, during its first meeting since being formed by Gov. Matt Bevin. Media reports say the board appointed Dr. Greg Postel, who has been with the university for 23 years and has been serving as interim executive vice president of health affairs, as interim president during a meeting Saturday. Bevin appointed the new board earlier this week, using a new state law t…
01.21 / 19:24
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Arntzen told the Board of Public Education that her office had "recently uncovered" that the state's decision two years ago to drop standardized testing of high school juniors in favor of offering the ACT college admission test was noncompliant with federal and state proficiency standards. Montana is one of a handful of states seeking to take advantage of a federal education law that allows them to replace standardized tests in high schools with recognized college entrance exams, like the…
01.21 / 18:47
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(AP) — St. Paul school board members seem satisfied that the district is on the right track with its approach to changing the climate at schools school climate even though student suspensions remain high. The district assigned a task force last school year to recommend changes amid an increase in attacks on teachers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2jujTkJ) reported. Battle Creek Elementary principal Craig Anderson told the board a mental health worker has visited three days a w…
01.21 / 15:43
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The House will meet Saturday to consider the package of four bills that would pump as much as $262 million into the general fund by slashing spending at school districts, postponing infrastructure projects and tapping tax payments by insurance companies ahead of…
01.21 / 09:35
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A £6.6 million investment in Sandwell schools to create hundreds of primary spaces and help build a new school has been …
01.21 / 05:38
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A great launching point for engaging in accurate and timely climate change…
01.21 / 05:22
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Results which show the performance of secondary schools across the county have been released. Lincolnshire Live can reveal the top ten schools in 2016 according to 5 A*-C results including English and maths. Parents can now see which schools had the highest percentage in that area after figures were released by the Department for Education. Below is the list of those schools from around Lincolnshire: Caistor Grammar School, 99% Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford - A Selective…
01.21 / 05:18
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(AP) — The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would give Wyoming school districts the option of providing foreign language instruction in kindergarten through second grade. The unanimous endorsement Friday of House Bill 126 sends the bill to the House floor for d…
01.20 / 22:34
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new North Carolina law transferring power away from the State Board of Education to the elected state superintendent will remain blocked for several additional months before a trial this summer over its constitutionality. WRAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2kbxyh7 ) a June 29 trial date came about as three trial judges held a scheduling hearing Friday about the lawsuit the board filed against the s…
01.20 / 21:57
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The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2jUQ3D9) Gov. Gina Raimondo's budget focuses on English language learners, special education students, and early childhood education. Raimondo plans to allocate a combined $7 million for English language learners and special…
01.20 / 21:21
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Teresa A. Sullivan (right) announced Friday that she plans to step down as president of the University of Virginia when her current contract ends in the summer of 2018. While president, Sullivan has pushed plans to expand the faculty and selected academic programs, and led efforts to improve the undergraduate experience and academic advising. She also led efforts to complete a $3 billion fund-raising campaign. And Sullivan worked to fight sexual assault when the university was the…
01.20 / 21:12
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(AP) — A Sacramento grade school teacher is facing charges of felony attempted possession of child pornography and misdemeanor invasion of privacy by photographing a student under her clothing. Police say MacMillan used his cellphone to photograph a female student beneath a classroom t…
01.20 / 20:44
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The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2kaq51L ) reports that the lawyers representing 25-year-old Trevor Godfrey said that the Omicron Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi didn't do enough to create a safe environment at the party before Godfrey was struck him from behind and knocked unconscious. The Omicron Kappa chapter was the sole defendant after Omega Psi Phi and several individuals were dismissed from the suit before the case went to trial last week in Greene County Circuit…
01.20 / 20:07
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(AP) — A criminal complaint against the driver of a pickup truck that struck and seriously injured three high school students in Otsego says he told investigators he never saw the school bus stopped with its flashing lights or the teens who were about to board it until it was too late. The bus driver and students on the bus told investigators the stop arm was extended and red lights were flashing on the bus when the pickup plowed into the students Thursday m…
01.20 / 18:16
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In her first weeks in Washington, Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire is emerging as a fierce critic of Republican President-elect Donald Trump's nominees to lead the federal education and health d…
01.20 / 16:26
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(AP) — The cafeteria in a Mississippi elementary school is closed because bats have nested in the ceiling, and contractors are working to remove them. Department officials suggested for the school to secure the area and move the children and all adults out while the bats were being r…
01.20 / 12:45
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MANCHESTER, Maine (AP) — Officials say air quality testing is underway at a Manchester school after parents questioned how the district and administrators dealt with mold in the basement and three classrooms. The Kennebec Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2iRIxav ) air tests began Thursday in several classrooms, two hallways and the gymnasium at Manchester Elementary S…
01.20 / 12:08
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A school has won its fight to build six classrooms – but a row has erupted over access to the site during the year-long construction p…
01.20 / 11:13
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