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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.

August 27, 2014

Ten Percent Pay Cut Off the Table for Detroit Teachers

The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.

August 25, 2014

Ferguson-Florissant Schools Open After Two-Week Delay

The school district, which serves about 11,200 students, postponed opening because of the protests following the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black teenager who was shot by a white police officer.

August 22, 2014

Two Years on, Orleans Parish, La., Still Without a Permanent Superintendent

The school board was expected to choose between two candidates this week, but could not muster the five-vote super-majority needed to hire and fire a superintendent. It's back to the drawing board.

August 20, 2014

New Research Organization Will Focus on Philadelphia's Public Schools

The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium, funded through a three-year grant from the William Penn Foundation, will provide research and analyses on education issues in the city. It will be a partnership between Research for Action, three of the city's research universities, and the city's regular and charter schools.

August 19, 2014

Ferguson Schools Closed Through Friday as Unrest Continues in the City

Officials cited continuing unrest in the city, following the death of an 18-year-old unarmed African-American man, in deciding again to postpone the start of the school year.

August 18, 2014

Public Schools in Ferguson, Mo., Area Remain Closed Monday

As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.

August 15, 2014

Philly's Schools Will Open on Time, But With Cuts to Programs

Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.

August 12, 2014

With Two Weeks to go, Clark County, Nev., Still Needs 650 Teachers

The district has asked the Nevada Department of Education to grant temporary licenses to teachers who need additional time to meet state certification, but the state has so far balked at the request.

August 11, 2014

Jury Selection Starts in Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

The 12 defendants include former teachers, principals, administrators, and testing coordinators. The trial is expected to last at least three months.

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