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12/23/2011

12/23/2011

The Cherokee Nation lost more than $500,000 in scholarship money after losing 318 CN scholarship recipients during the 2010-11 academic school year, the period for which the latest figures are available.

12/22/2011

12/22/2011

When is a cake knife like a shotgun? When a student takes that cake knife to a Derry Township School District building to celebrate a birthday.

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

Disparities continue to exist in suspension rates among Des Moines elementary, middle and high schools as well as among the district’s racial groups despite educators’ attempts to tighten the gaps, district data shows.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

Cigarette and alcohol use among teens is at the lowest level in decades, but marijuana use is on the rise, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

12/15/2011

Google has launched a YouTube for Schools service to make educationally relevant videos available for use in school. It's a great idea, but for it to actually be used in schools, many districts around the country will have to modify their filters to allow teachers to access at least this portion of YouTube.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

The use of corporal punishment appears to be declining at Mississippi public schools, according to a newspaper.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

Raymond Gonzalez, the new schools superintendent, arrives next week in the midst of a period of tumult in the district.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

The family of a boy who drowned during swim class has filed a $15 million claim against the Wenatchee (Wash.) School District. 

12/6/2011

A high school in upstate New York has suspended some students after the suicide of a bullied gay teenager.

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

If you want to keep kids off the street and out of trouble, offer an engaging after-school program.

12/5/2011

On Monday morning, the start of the school week, five teenagers rowed toward the breakwater leading into San Francisco Bay.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

The state House Education Committee voted Wednesday to allow more charter and cyber schools to open in Michigan.

Senate Bill 618, which lifts the state's cap on the number of charter and cyber schools allowed in Michigan, now goes to the full House. The Senate narrowly passed the measure in early October.

Wyandotte school Superintendent Carla Harting went to Lansing recently to oppose the bill, even though she said she suspects it will pass and be signed into law.

12/1/2011

12/1/2011

School-safety officers at the city’s middle and high schools made 63 arrests during a 43-day period last spring, and more than two-thirds of those arrested were African-American students, according to statistics released Monday by the New York Police Department.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

State officials are weighing how much to penalize Detroit Public Schools for persistent truancy, a problem that could cost the financially troubled district up to $25.9 million, according to documents obtained by The Detroit News.

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