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In Brooklyn, where the mystique of the 123-year-old Brooklyn Bridge looms, high school students learn about caring for the bridge and other historic landmarks in their own backyard.

People never seem to tire of stories about businesses that have turned themselves from bankruptcy to profitability. But few imagine this type of story could ever happen in public education.

More Oversight of NY School Funds

Cheating on NCLB Tests? Maybe

Some school districts and states appear to be cheating on test scores to meet achievement requirements under the No Child Left Behind law, and legislators will look into it when they consider reauthorization of NCLB this year.

New Test Shows Teens Not So Tech-Savvy

This is a very good time to be looking for a job as a school superintendent. The demand for qualified applicants is high and the supply is low, so if you are an experienced superintendent with a good track record, you can expect some very attractive offers if you enter the job market.

It's up to California's state courts to settle a bitter tug of war between the mayor and school board of Los Angeles over who will run the city's public schools.

When voters in Colorado's Poudre School District approved a bond measure in 2000 to fund a new school security system, they made a clear statement about the value they place on keeping the district's 24,000 students safe.

The recent school shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were yet another wake-up call for school administrators that violence can happen anywhere at any time and that schools must develop violence prevention and emergency plans.

Faced with mounting pressure to improve standardized test scores, school districts across the country are seeking ways to focus intervention efforts on students who have the greatest risk of performing poorly on those high stakes tests. The challenge is how to reliably identify those students.

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