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12/16/2013

12/16/2013

The measures vary from district to district, depending on the availability of resources. Some have added new alarms, classroom door locks and security cameras. Some have considered hiring new police officers and security guards.

12/16/2013

A new poll from NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that the majority of parents feel their child's school is preparing students for college. But 4 in 10 say that schools do not sufficiently prepare students who will not attend college — and parents of girls are even more likely to be concerned than parents of boys.

12/16/2013

Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and the country marked the anniversary with events including a White House moment of silence.

12/16/2013

A year after a gunman massacred 26 first-graders and adults in a Connecticut elementary school, educational officials across the United States continue to face the longstanding question of how to best protect their students.

12/16/2013

Millions of dollars available to school systems across the state are dwindling to an end, as federal funding is set to expire next year.

12/13/2013

12/13/2013

Here's an idea for improving the learning environment in a low-performing urban school: Stand the traditional classroom model on its head. That's the experiment under way in a suburban Detroit school.

12/13/2013

"Today" National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen was able to enter one New Jersey school without giving a name. Unescorted, he went looking for the main office, per school policy. As he looked, he walked past several classrooms with kids, stopping at one to ask a teacher for directions. No one asked who he was, or what he was doing there. For two minutes, he walked through the halls, and was only stopped once he arrived at the office.

12/13/2013

In a special ABC News "Hidden America" report on Strawberry Mansion High School, located in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood with a high crime rate, that first aired last May, Diane Sawyer and ABC News producers followed the daily lives of the school's students and faculty, including its new principal, during the 2012-13 school year. ABC News went back in November to see how Strawberry Mansion was fairing in the new school year.

12/13/2013

The Harrisburg school district had mixed results on the state Keystone Exams for high school juniors. Scores provided the first formal indication of academic progress in the struggling school system compared to goals set by its Act 141 recovery plan effective last spring.

12/13/2013

A surge in kindergarten students has left Framingham, Mass., school officials scrambling for classroom space. In Milford, Mass., educators expect to teach more students than forecast by the census once all of the town’s immigrant children enroll. And Natick is studying whether to build a new middle school to ease overcrowding a year after the town’s $89 million high school opened.

12/13/2013

The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars, setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.

12/13/2013

According to a new national report, Newark's charter school enrollment ranks fourth in the nation in growth, increasing 27 percent from 2012, while Camden's charter schools enroll 22 percent of all public school students, an increase from 18 percent the previous year.

12/12/2013

12/12/2013

A survey of the state's superintendents shows 6 out of 10 school leaders believe their schools are safer than they were a year ago in the wake of the shootings at a elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

12/12/2013

Supporting technical education and encouraging young people to consider careers in manufacturing are an important part of improving Wisconsin's economy, Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday during a bill-signing appearance in Eau Claire.

12/12/2013

Three Arizona charter schools that received failing grades from the state likely will close by the end of the school year after receiving notice that the state charter board would revoke their charters.

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