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Embattled Wyoming superintendent seeks state records

Embattled Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill wants access to state records about her office and says she'll sue if they're not released.

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Gov. Rick Scott has a chance to get education right

The teacher pay raises, the school funding numbers and the folksy campus chats are all petty details compared to this choice of a new state education commissioner.

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$1.2 million awarded to 5 prospective Milwaukee area charter schools

Statewide, 19 new charter schools will be splitting $3.8 million in planning grants to develop the structure and curriculum of their schools.

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29 Alabama private schools now signed up to take transfers from failing schools

The Alabama Accountability Act allows families of students at public schools designated as failing to receive a tax credit to help pay tuition at a private school.

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Schools getting smart in use of smartphones

Two Louisiana high schools plan to use their students’ smartphones for classroom instruction this coming school year.

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More students are taking both the ACT and SAT

As if applying to college isn’t taxing enough, the process seems to have been ratcheted up another notch. Ambitious high school students are no longer content with just one college admissions test.

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Minecrafting the classroom

Perhaps this is the closest way kids can live science: by experiencing environmental destruction, safely, inside a game scenario like Minecraft.

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Council to study extended learning programs at Texas schools

In three-hour extended school day program, students complete homework, join in social development activities and get additional recess time.

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Illinois governor signs law requiring major-injury insurance for school athletes

The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.

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New York City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.

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