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Camden, N.J. schools superintendent unveils strategic plan

The plan includes proposals for a universal enrollment system and a broad partnership with charter school networks that are already on their way to serving half of Camden’s students within the next five years.

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Ohio district played 'fast and loose' with data, auditor finds

Columbus city schools played "fast and loose" with attendance data, grade changes and other records and documentation, according to a report released Tuesday by Ohio's auditor.

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San Francisco schools move away from suspensions

In San Francisco, the school board is considering a resolution that would restrict the use of suspension to more serious offenses, including fights or bringing weapons, drugs or alcohol to school.

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Virginia's Fairfax County Schools accidentally hired 7 felons

Fairfax County Public Schools is making changes following the hiring of seven convicted felons as teachers.

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Bill would close failing Wisconsin public schools, cut voucher payments

Wisconsin schools that receive failing grades on state report cards would be closed or turned into independently operated charter schools and low-quality private schools could be booted from the taxpayer-funded voucher program, under legislation announced this week.

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An investment in STEM is an investment in our future

In his previous State of the Union speeches, the president has focused on the importance of STEM education, citing the need to impart the next generation with skills necessary to compete and succeed in the modern workforce.

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Recess without rules

A school in New Zealand lets its students do whatever they want during playtime. Are American parents ready to endorse a similar policy here?

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Product focus: Keeping schools safe with the right surveillance system

School administrators know they need to try to stop violence before it happens. Having the proper surveillance equipment can help district leaders keep a watchful eye over students and prevent the wrong people from entering a building.

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Pennsylvania auditor general to audit Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools is expected to go bankrupt in 2016 unless it changes course. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says he's concerned about declining school enrollment, ballooning pension costs and the cost of sending the district’s schoolchildren to charter schools.

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Anti-Semitism case against N.Y. school district should continue, D.A. says

The U.S. District Attorney's Office says evidence presented by three Jewish families could show the district's disciplinary system was inadequate to accurately track — and therefore to adequately and promptly respond to — anti-Semitic incidents in the district's schools.

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