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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

Teachers vote to accept new contract in New York City

After nearly five years without a contract, New York City's public school teachers have overwhelmingly voted to approve a new deal with the city that will give them back pay and small raises. The contract ensures the teachers will receive the value of 8-percent raises for two years previously worked, as well as 10 percent in salary increases spread over seven years.

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Should teen pregnancy be highlighted in yearbooks?

Some teens will become parents. While schools certainly don’t promote parenthood at such a young age, yearbooks that feature photos of babies along with sports, honor rolls and clubs seem to condone teen pregnancy as just another part of high school life.

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Good idea returns — walk to school

The idea of "the walking school bus” is that, under parental supervision, pupils within reasonable walking distance to their elementary school walk as a group, starting at the most distant house. The idea makes all kinds of sense; it gives students much needed exercise, saves on the cost of operating real school buses and involves parents and neighborhood.

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