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3/16/2012

3/16/2012

New York City is removing eight teachers and school aides who were “insufficiently disciplined” for previous offenses in the wake of a department-wide personnel review, school officials said Thursday.

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

In order to help districts in various states across the country meet new requirements to make safety resources available to parents, PublicSchoolWORKS has developed the Parent InfoCenter. 

3/12/2012

Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur federal action to end it.

3/12/2012

A list of proposed changes to Idaho's new education reforms has triggered a frequent question: What happens if the laws are repealed in November?

3/12/2012

Home-schooled students in Virginia will have to wait until next year to see if they can participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at their local high school.

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?

3/9/2012

It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education overhaul bill continuing Wyoming’s effort to help better prepare its public school students.

3/9/2012

Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

A Florida high school valedictorian and her sister, who were facing deportation, instead were meeting with with lawmakers Wednesday after being granted a reprieve.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

It would be impossible to provide education for the estimated 3,600 students that could transfer to Clayton schools this fall under state law, the district’s interim superintendent testified this morning in St. Louis County court.

3/7/2012

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal chapter in its struggles over bullying and sexual orientation.

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

A controversial bill that would allow parents to take over failing public schools in Florida is generating high emotions at the state Capitol.

3/5/2012

3/5/2012

A federal fraud investigation that seems to have almost inadvertently put the son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) under the FBI's microscope may be more important for its revelations about a company with a lucrative contract with the Philadelphia School District.

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

After fierce debate, the Florida House approved a measure Thursday allowing school boards to let students deliver "inspirational messages" in public schools - a move critics say is aimed at promoting unconstitutional school prayer.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state officials violated the law last summer during a takeover of the Bridgeport public school system.

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