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Discouraging report card reinforces need for rigorous educational goals

Something has to be done to better ensure that today’s children will be able to compete on the global platform of tomorrow.

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Schools embrace project-based learning 2.0

A bank in Albuquerque, N.M., had a limited budget to make one of its branches more environmentally sustainable, so students at the local ACE Leadership High School rolled up their sleeves and went to work.

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At-risk students find success at shopping mall schools

Students attending alternative high schools located in shopping malls nationwide are succeeding academically, with an average graduation rate of 90 percent in the nontraditional setting.

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Random drug testing proposal divides New Jersey community

A New Jersey district’s proposal to randomly drug test students in extracurricular activities has parents and the school board divided over district transparency.

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Philly schools begin to recover from massive cuts

Philadelphia schools almost didn’t open this fall, after a $304 million budget cut forced 4,000 layoffs. Though $45 million in state emergency aid released in October is helping make progress toward recovery, the district remains without basic services that most administrators take for granted.

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Network of all-boys NYC public schools growing

Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model had been resurrected to serve New York City's poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than college.

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Ala. education department monitoring Selma schools

The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.

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There's no place for bickering on the N.C. school board

Our Cleveland County school board has enough problems to deal with. It should not lower itself to in-fighting. Last week's elections saw two new members named to the school board and two incumbents returning. But it appears, for some, the campaigning and mud-slinging aren't over.

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Cassadaga Valley superintendent resigns under pressure from board

Cassadaga Valley School Superintendent Scott Smith resigned and an interim superintendent, Thomas Schmidt, was hired late Tuesday night by the School Board. Jeff Swiatek of the Hodgson Russ law firm, who was hired to speak for the district, confirmed that the board asked for Smith’s resignation due to his relationship with an employee.

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John Goodspeed Stuart, former Aurora superintendent, dies at 87

John Goodspeed Stuart spend more than 30 years as a teacher, principal, administrator, and superintendent, earning multiple awards and recognition through the years. Stuart retired in 1986 after 12 years as superintendent of Aurora Public Schools.

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