For the first time in 30 years, the District of Columbia is redrawing its school boundaries and feeder patterns. Kojo explores how school maps could be redrawn and how the process will play out before the changes take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.
The Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent is in studio to explain his proposal to start high schools at 8:15 a.m. instead of 7:25 a.m. He'll also talk about his proposed capital improvement budget that addresses overcrowding.
Coachella Valley Unified, a predominantly low-income, agricultural school district in California, is giving every student an iPad. The initiative highlights the problems that districts across the country are facing as they attempt to bring personalized, digital learning to their schools.
In Newtown, Conn., demolition work has started at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Bricks will be pulverized and steel melted down. Workers must sign agreements forbidding any public discussion of the site. Last year, a shooting there left six adults and 20 students dead.
The University of Miami "lacked institutional control" and didn't notice multiple violations by a booster who gave cash and gifts to athletes, the NCAA said. But the organization's penalties are not as harsh as they might have been.
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