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May 17, 2017

Portland, Ore., Voters Approve Record Tax to Fix Lead-Laced, Crumbling Buildings

Nearly all the district's schools have lead levels in the water that exceed federal safety standards. Many of the buildings are also plagued by peeling lead paint, and high concentrations of radon and asbestos.

May 15, 2017

To Fix Schools' High Lead Levels, Portland, Ore., District Seeks Tax Increase

All 90 district schools have high lead levels in the water that flows from sinks and drinking fountains. Dozens of buildings are laced with peeling lead paint, radon and asbestos.

May 01, 2017

Schools Cancel International Field Trips Over Concerns for Immigrant Students

So far, the policy change led the district to cancel a band trip to Canada and an education exchange to Osaka, Japan.

August 18, 2016

Scores of Louisiana Schools Remain Closed After Severe Flooding

Due to the flooding, roughly 30 parishes in southern Louisiana shut downs schools just as classes for the 2016-17 academic year were beginning.

May 18, 2016

L.A. Unified Schools to Pay $88 Million to Settle Teacher Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.

March 03, 2016

Feds Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations at Nation's Oldest Public School

In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.

June 18, 2015

School Districts Partner to Bring Swim Lessons to Students

National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.

January 06, 2015

Calif. District Sues the City in Connection to School Shooting

The Taft Union High School District says the city of Taft had a contract with the district to provide a school resource officer. There was no officer on duty when one student shot another on Jan. 10, 2013.

August 28, 2014

Newark Launches 'Safe Passages' Transportation Program for Students

The transportation plan includes a shuttle bus service for some students and maps showing safe walking routes.

May 21, 2014

Justice Department Offers Grants to Fund and Study School Safety Programs

Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.

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