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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

School custodian sentenced for sex with student

A former custodian in a western Illinois school district has been sent to prison for having sex with a 15-year-old student.


5 hrs ago | Whittier Daily News

Rosemead School District seeks $30 million bond for projects

District officials want to use the money for a list of projects that include updating computer labs, science labs and school libraries, repairing and upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fixing and replacing outdated and leaky roofs, replacing portable classrooms, upgrading school security and fire safety systems, removing asbetos ... (more)


9 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Teacher pay averages $84,489; LAUSD data missing

A newly released survey of 653 of California's 1,058 school systems reports teachers were paid on average $84,489, while 33 administrators earned more than $250,000 in pay alone last year.


Related Topix: California, Bell, CA, Torrance, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

City News Service say a wrongful death suit was filed Friday against the county's child welfare and social services divisions, the Sheriff's Department, the Palmdale school district, and the boy's mother and her boyfriend.


Related Topix: Palmdale, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Modesto, CA

Morning Journal

Teacher facing child endangering charge to resign

A school superintendent in northwest Ohio says a kindergarten teacher accused of pushing and grabbing one of her students is expected to resign.


Related Topix: Ohio


Ex-Rep. Wallace named to Missouri education board

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed Maynard Wallace to fill the last vacant position on the eight-member education board.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Ozark County, MO

Vallejo Times-Herald

Database details California school employee pay

California teachers earned an average of about $85,000 per year in salary and benefits last year, while 100 superintendents made more than $250,000 each, according to data provided by hundreds of school districts statewide.


Related Topix: Myrtle Creek, OR

Sentinel & Enterprise

School superintendent docked over plagiarism

The superintendent of Newton's public schools has been docked a week's pay for failing to credit Gov. Deval Patrick in graduation speeches at the city's two public high schools.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Boston University

Free Republic

Teacher arrested in Hesperia for alleged sex acts with teen in BMW

A substitute teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old girl in a BMW in Hesperia early Sunday, officials said.


Related Topix: Hesperia, CA, San Bernardino County, CA, Adelanto, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Teacher's Job Fair for Houston School District in Greensboro

Sabrina Santucci reports from Guilford County that the Houston Independent School District is recruiting teachers and promising them about $18k more than they are making in North Carolina.


Related Topix: Greensboro, NC, Guilford County, NC, Wake County, NC

JD Supra

Not My Brother's Keeper: Varley v. Regional School District No. ...

When entering into contacts with vendors, school districts hope that 1) the vendor will comply with the law, and 2) in any event, the vendor will be responsible for its own employment-related disputes.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

Two school districts to provide free lunches to all

A new federal provision allows qualifying districts with high percentages of students on food assistance to feed all their students.


Related Topix: Hickman Mills, MO

WRDW-TV Augusta

Georgia releases student growth tool

Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories.


Students to see changes on their plates this fall

"These are being implemented as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010," said Lynne Rogers, director of food service for the Tupelo Public School District.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Fruits, Food, Recipes, Breakfast, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sadie Silver: School principal arrested for smuggling drugs to son in prison

Sadie Silver, a principal at a New York City school was arrested on Friday for trying to smuggle drugs inside a New York state correctional facility, according to CBS News.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, State Prisons, Coxsackie Correctional Facility, New York Daily News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bay View

RFID Chips to be Used on Chattooga County Buses to Track Students

Chattooga, Georgia The Chattooga County School District has signed a five-year contract to use StudentConnect , a product that lets school districts and parents track students using ID cards that contain radio frequency identification device chips.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, RFID News, Chattooga County, GA

Education Week

Washoe schools superintendent fired unexpectedly

The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation - and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago.


Related Topix: Reno, NV

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Rialto Unified: In wake of Holocaust assignment, Jewish leaders to...

RIALTO >> In the wake of a school assignment that asked middle school students to argue for or against the existence of the Holocaust that caused international outrage, Rialto Unified officials and Southern California Jewish leaders will meet next week to work out a plan on how to repair the damage done.


Related Topix: Rialto, CA, August, CA


Complaint ends teacher prayer in Ind. district

A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they can't lead prayers during school-sponsored event.


Related Topix: Vigo County, IN

Cybercast News Service

3 NYC students get recording contract approval

Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.