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DeKalb County School District announces make up days of Feb 16th & March 9th.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will make up two of its four inclement weather days on Feb. 16 and March 9. A survey will be presented for options on making up the other two days. Potential make up day options could include a virtual learning day, the addition of a learning period to the regular school day, among others. We'll notify you when the survey is available.

An education startup you've never heard of is now in 70% of US school districts

A startup called Kiddom is in 70% of US school districts, and it's quickly enticing teachers with the "personalized learning" model. Personalized learning uses technology to tailor lesson plans to individual kids' abilities and learning...Show More Summary

Bill would give rural Illinois schools high-speed internet

A proposed bill would give more than 90,000 students across 100 districts in rural Illinois access to high-speed internet. Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, Sen. Sam McCann, R-Plainview, and Sen. … Click to Continue »

Indiana bill revamps struggling school district oversight

Some Indiana school officials say a bill that would create a system to monitor school districts' financial health and punish struggling schools goes too far. The legislation would take power … Click to Continue »


DISPATCHES FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE AND THE BATHROOM WARS: Oregon Parents Sue School District Over Transgender Bathrooms, Claiming Civil Rights Violations.

Santa Monica school district's conflict of interest investigation leaves questions unanswered

An investigation by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District found that a school board member voted to approve contracts with her husband’s consulting clients on at least nine separate occasions, according to a summary of the probe released Thursday night. The investigation also found that...

Baker seeks $15M for schools educating hurricane victims

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to recommend $15 million in additional state funding for school districts that are educating students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin … Click to Continue »

School district caves to gay lobby, pays $800,000 to settle transgender student case

Worn down and concerned with rising litigation costs, the school district dropped its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Borenstein: Flawed California law creates tectonic shift in local elections”

Dan Borenstein column for the Mercury News: Cities and school districts across California are facing legal ultimatums: Convert from at-large elections to balloting by district, or risk spending millions of dollars on litigation. Some jurisdictions are fighting back. But most … Continue reading ?

Federal audit finds problems with California's graduation rate calculations

Every year, the California Department of Education and many of its school districts boast about record-high graduation rates. But a federal audit raises questions about the accuracy of the local and statewide numbers. The report by the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Inspector General, released...

Budget proposal would slash money for Kentucky school buses

A budget proposal from Kentucky's Republican governor would slash transportation spending for school districts across the state. Gov. Matt Bevin's proposal would require local school districts to cover 75 percent … Click to Continue...

L.A. Unified approves a plan to reveal more information about its schools

If you are a parent considering one of two special academic programs at Hamilton High School in Palms, you face something of a challenge: The Los Angeles school district provides no data to the public that allows for a direct comparison — even though it has this data. On Tuesday, the Board of Education...

Griffin, Clippers help LA schoolchildren with vision issues

Every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District who needs an eye exam and glasses will be getting them in a partnership with the L.A. Clippers Foundation        

House plan: Little change in aid to schools in next 2 years

There would be little change in state aid to Mississippi public school districts in the next two years under a new funding formula being pushed by House Republican leaders. The … Click to Continue »

Correction: School Health Centers story

In some versions of a story Jan. 13 about school health centers, The Associated Press erroneously reported communities in the district served by the lawmaker. The district includes part of … Click to Continue »

West Virginia Bill Would Force Every School District to Offer Bible Classes

Kentucky said these classes were optional, and they're on the verge of getting sued.A newly proposed bill in West Virginia is even worse.

1st District bid for county commissioner

A county commissioner and school board member says he's seeking the Republican nomination for the state's 1st Congressional District in 2018. Mark Hounsell, of Conway, is Carroll County commissioner and … Click to Continue »

Brickbat: Lessons Learned

last weekNews : Reason

Deyshia Hargrave, an English teacher in the Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, school district wanted school board members to explain why they were giving the superintendent a big raise when teachers haven't gotten a raise in years. Even though...Show More Summary

School superintendent resigns after 'inappropriate' relationship with ex-student

last weekNews : USAToday: News

He had been head of the almost 8,000-student district about 35 miles from Detroit for eight years.        

Christian Academy Sues School District For The Right To Teach Anti-Gay Propaganda

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

“[The district is] attempting to censor the teaching of Biblical sexuality.”

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