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Portsmouth (R.I.) school superintendent resigns

Portsmouth School Superintendent Lynn Krizic has resigned, according to a statement released by the school district Thursday.

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New Ann Arbor superintendent 'thrilled' to accept job offer from school board

Jeanice Kerr Swift has accepted the Ann Arbor school board's offer to become the next superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Unrelenting New Orleans special education problems alleged in new court filings

New filings in a major special education lawsuit allege that New Orleans schools still struggle to educate students with disabilities almost three years after the start of the case and almost eight years into a nationally unprecedented decentralization of the city's school system.

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Teach for America criticized for apparent stance on education policy

Some former participants and academics, among others, have recently accused the Peace Corps-like organization of taking sides in the education policy wars.

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Some call for elected Fla. education commissioner after Bennett resignation

Some Democratic leaders and the state teachers union have begun calling for a return to an elected education commissioner.

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Maine education chief says he'll keep pushing for controversial education reforms

Maine education commissioner Stephen Bowen reaffirmed his commitment to reforms embraced by Tony Bennett, who has influenced Gov. Paul LePage's administration's education policy.

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Arizona state superintendent: Schools need resources after years of cuts

Superintendent John Huppenthal says upward trend of the percentage of students passing could be better if there were more resources.

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Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

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Durham schools superintendent reprimanded for school bus trip to mall

The Durham school board has issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Eric Becoats for hiring a school activity bus and driver in June to take friends and family members to private events, including a trip to the mall.

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After scandals, Utah auditor to schools: You’re being watched

School districts and charter schools were put on notice this week: Be ready for an audit of how you handle donations, fundraising and advertising for sports, clubs and other activities.

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