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Ariz. Ethnic Studies Law Only Enforced in TUSD Mexican American Studies

The Arizona law that prohibits school districts from teaching classes, like the Mexican American Studies classes taught at Tucson Unified School District, says schools can’t teach courses designed “primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.”

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Gay Ohio Student Sues Over Right to Wear T-Shirt

A gay high school student in Ohio who claims his freedom of expression was violated over a T-shirt is taking his school district to federal court.

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N.J. Education Dept. to Consider 32 Charter School Applications

The state Department of Education will consider 32 applications to open new charter schools across the state including proposals focused on science, fashion and performing arts instruction, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

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Budget Cuts, Change in Approach Place More Special Ed Students in Regular Schools

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

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U.S. Online Startup Seeks to Rival the Ivy League

Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education.

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Miami-Dade School District Named Finalist for Broad Prize

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will compete for the nation’s top urban education award — for the fifth time.

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New Teachscape iPad App Simplifies Classroom Observations and Eliminates Need for Internet Access

Classroom observers can more easily conduct classroom observations in schools that are lacking stable Internet connectivity with Teachscape's iPad application for Teachscape Reflect Live. 

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Anonymous Cyber Bullying Reporting Service Launched by SchoolReach

The CyberBully Hotline offers students an anonymous, two-way means to report bullying or cyberbullying, providing students with a way to stop bullying.

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How to Solve Your Classroom Management Challenges

The education experts at School Improvement Network released a white paper that offers strategies and resources for solving classroom management challenges.

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Mega Millions Spins Off $25.2M for Georgia Education

Last week’s record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million generated $25.2 million in profits for education in Georgia, state lottery officials said.

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