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Reading school board fires its superintendent

The short but rocky relationship between the Reading, Pa. school board and Superintendent Dr. Carlinda Purcell has come to an end. The board voted to fire Purcell, effective immediately. Substitute Superintendent Karen B. Gokay will take over as acting superintendent.

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School superintendent among 4 charged in inquiry of Ohio teen rape case

An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players.

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Cards let Ohio schools, parents keep eye on their students

When fourth-grader Abby Ahrens boards the school bus in her Cincinnati suburb, she thrusts out a white card as she passes a small computer screen next to the bus doors. It beeps, and the monitor lights up briefly. Then her mother gets a text message saying her daughter has made it onto the bus.

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New Mexico districts in school fund push

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District in New Mexico will be joining districts from Santa Fe, Taos and Española in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into spending more of the state's money on education.

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Isle of Wight officials say state assessments need work

Isle of Wight Superintendent Katrise Perera and school board members objected to the new A-F grading system for schools and the Opportunity Educational Institute, a state agency that would take over schools that have been classified as failing for three consecutive years.

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Massachusetts schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

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Michigan leads nation in number of for-profit charter school operators

A report from a Western Michigan University researcher found that Michigan leads the nation in the number of for-profit charter school managing companies overseeing public schools.

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Montclair district searches for a winning school menu

Faced with a $176,000 deficit in its school lunch program last year, the Montclair School District in New Jersey is trying to find ways to encourage more of its nearly 6,700 students to buy their lunches from their school cafeterias.

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Parents enraged after school tampers with students' cell phones

After teachers at an Oregon middle school confiscated students’ cell phones and deleted video of a confrontation between a student and a teacher, parents are fuming, saying that their children's rights were violated.

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Education goals won’t be reached without money

Somehow, it always seems to surprise conservative Utah political leaders when the costs of education are added up. The term "free public education" doesn’t mean the government’s job in providing all Americans with the basic knowledge they need to succeed in society can be done without a substantial investment of tax revenue.

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