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10/11/2013

10/11/2013

Until this week, Malibu high school, home to 60 teachers and 1,120 students, was a blessed patch of California: sunshine, ocean vistas and privilege, close to the aptly named Paradise Cove. Now, it seems as if poison and panic have seeped into paradise.

10/11/2013

Three Gladstone schools showed little improvement in their 2013 state report cards, released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The state uses a Level 1-5 rating system to identify the best and worst schools in the state, with 5 being the highest. Three schools earned Level 3 ratings this year, mirroring last year's report card. That rating reflects below-average performance compared with schools statewide.

10/11/2013

Portland Public Schools has 10 campuses that rank in the top 10 percent of Oregon schools and three in the bottom 5 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.

10/11/2013

Football is the most popular sport among high school boys, with more than 1 million playing the game. But the sport has taken a hit in recent years over allegations that the game is unsafe. Young athletes across all sports suffer 300,000 concussions each year, according to researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

10/11/2013

Thousands of parents, students, and educators took to the streets of New York City Tuesday morning demanding better schools and a better deal for charter schools. Their main target of concern: front-running mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who has said he would charge rent to some charter school operators that now get free space in public school buildings.

10/10/2013

10/10/2013

That's what parents are asking after hearing about a Long Island middle school's decision to ban most balls during recess and also require supervision of tag, even cartwheels, due to safety concerns.

10/10/2013

The system will gauge both "professional practice" and student growth over each school year, with the professional practice portion of the grade based primarily on classroom observation by administrators.

10/10/2013

Members of the board heard a presentation from Amy Edmonds of the Wyoming Liberty Group. The former state representative from Cheyenne spoke against the standards at a Tuesday board meeting.

10/10/2013

The state of Kansas is asking the Supreme Court to withdraw a lower-court ruling issued in January, ordering the state to increase school funding by at least $440 million a year.

10/10/2013

York City School District Supt. Eric Holmes said that scores from the district's schools recently released by the state have to get better, but there were some areas that showed improvement.

10/10/2013

Starting next week, some middle school students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools district who were prohibited from using district school buses will be able to ride the buses again.

10/10/2013

A group of parents, as well as board members Peter Sherr and Peter von Braun, have said they believe the two schools fit under the state’s definition of unique schools due to the fact that they run magnet programs. If that is found to be the case, the schools would be declared exempt from Connecticut’s racial balance laws.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

10/9/2013

No one really wants to buy candy or wrapping paper for a school fundraiser, but some parents just can't afford it.

10/9/2013

Mayoral candidate Martin J. Walsh today announced a plan to bolster large district high schools in Boston, rolling out a policy on his opponent’s marquee issue: education.

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