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February 20, 2013

California Districts Press Waiver Case With Arne Duncan

Superintendents from Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco, and Long Beach lobby the U.S. Secretary of Education to approve their waiver application.

December 16, 2012

Following Shooting, Focus Shifts to School Safety, Gun Laws

As the mourning continues, school district officials and law enforcement grapple with resuming classes in Newtown, Conn., as the tragedy puts gun-control laws in the spotlight.

August 13, 2012

Rules Set for $400 Million Race to Top District Competition

Districts need to move quickly if they're interested in applying for this money, which can be used to spur education reform at the local level.

July 30, 2012

Justice Dept. Will Track Pa. District, Resolving Sexual Assault Cases

The Allentown, Pa., school district will have to take a number of steps to better prevent and address sexual harassment to resolve a federal investigation into how it handled the sexual assaults by a 5th grade student on 6- and 7-year-old schoolmates.

July 24, 2012

No Surprise Here: Some Federal Reporting Requirements 'Burdensome'

State and local education officials say that federal data requests take a lot of time and effort to fulfill, according to a report from a Congressional watchdog agency.

July 17, 2012

Big Suburban Districts Form Network of Their Own

Leaders of large suburban districts say they're looking for a voice in crafting federal policy, as well as a place where they can share best practices with similar systems.

June 21, 2012

Texas District Violated Title IX in Case of Student Who Reported Rape

The U.S. Education Department's office for civil rights found the district didn't take all the steps required to investigate the case as required by the federal law and punished the student who reported the rape as a form of retaliation.

April 26, 2012

Buffalo, N.Y. Leaders Take Funding Fight to Capitol

Buffalo is the only school district of 10 that has not had its school improvement grant money unfrozen by the state.

April 06, 2012

Fourteen of 20 Largest Districts Report No Bullying, Harassment

The districts reported no allegations of sexual harassment, no disciplinary actions as a result of bullying or harassment on the basis of sex, or no students who reported being bullied or harassed on the basis of sex, the American Association of University Women has found.

March 05, 2012

Anoka-Hennepin School Board Votes to Settle Suit by LGBT Students

In exchange, the district must provide significant new protections to prevent the harassment of students who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

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