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Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that a trial must be held to determine whether a central Indiana school corporation is liable for injuries suffered by two middle school students who were shot by another boy in a dispute over a girl.

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Updated tool lets users compare states on education

A new digital educational tool created by the National Science Foundation's National Science Board enables educators, administrators, researchers and policymakers to compare educational and economic trends at the state level. The tool manipulates data from the 2014 NSB "Science and Engineering Indicators" report.

New York literacy pilot launched to improve college and career readiness

Teachers at 25 schools throughout New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career readiness for all students. This professional development model will be built by the myON team, in partnership with the New York Institute of Technology, the NY State Teacher Centers and their associated BOCES.

Students explore the rainforest with new nonfiction book

With All in a Rainforest Day, a new hardcover nonfiction book published by EdTechLens Publishing, pre-K3 students can learn about the animals, plants and climate found in the world’s tropical rainforests. The book is written by Ellen B. Senisi with photography by Thomas Marent.

A Mississippi school striving for excellence

The 228 students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science this year, all juniors and seniors, come from all over the state to spend their last two years of high school studying accelerated sciences, math, and computer courses, as well as a rich selection of arts and humanities.

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In Columbus, charter schools add to segregation

Over the six decades since the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Columbus has seen students go from being steered into segregated schools, to being bused to racially balanced schools, to being back in neighborhood schools that are as racially isolated as the areas they serve.

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Ignore claims of resegregation

We need to improve our schools, regardless of their racial makeup.

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Iowa schools struggling with new teacher turnover

Within the next five years — if averages first outlined in a 2010 Iowa Department of Education report hold — between 30 percent and 40 percent of the teachers who first entered the classroom for the 2013-14 school year will be gone.

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Schools seek upgrades to entice healthy eating

Paying for cafeteria makeovers poses a challenge for many districts, as heavy demand for a limited amount of federal money means schools must fund the projects on their own.

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Schools work to help transgender students fit in

With children rejecting the birth gender at younger ages and the transgender rights movement gaining momentum, schools in districts large and small, conservative and liberal, are working to help transitioning youth fit in without a fuss.

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