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An interview with New Jersey Superintendent Nathan Parker

In this interview, Dr. Parker talks about his background and history, where he finds inspiration, and the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the Summit, N.J. school system today.

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Massachusetts school superintendent receives excellent evaluation

Scituate School Superintendent John McCarthy received positive feedback and was given high performance scores by the Scituate School Committee during his evaluation process at the meeting on Monday.

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Alabama superintendent recommending 'more active role' in Montgomery schools

State schools superintendent Tommy Bice said he will be recommending that the Alabama State Department of Education take “an active role” in Montgomery Public Schools, an action Bice said goes beyond a monitor that the Montgomery school board requested on Tuesday.

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The most important back-to-school issue in Detroit

Oakland County Schools Superintendent, Vickie Markavitch, talks about the most critical issue facing education in Michigan and how it can be solved.

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Kansas board to allow student-led prayer over school intercom

A school board in Kansas voted this week to allow student-led prayer at all activities, and even went as far as offering the schools’ public address systems for religious use.

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A better way to discipline students

There are no free passes—repercussions and consequences should be experienced by a student for any misconduct. However, suspensions rarely correct behavior. Instead, they contribute to high dropout rates and lower academic achievement. One thing is clear—school discipline reform is needed. Maryland now has an opportunity to do what is best for our kids and our communities.

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500K Oklahoma students don't have storm shelters

The statewide survey on shelters in Oklahoma schools uncovered that more than 500,000 students and educators do not have a safe place to go at school during severe weather.

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North Carolina school board lifts 'Invisible Man' book ban

A North Carolina school board lifted on Wednesday its ban of Ralph Ellison's classic novel "Invisible Man" from school libraries after being ridiculed by residents and undercut by a giveaway of the book at a local bookstore.

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Native education situation dire, says report; sequestration not helping

The Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that focuses on student achievement gaps, has released a new report, “The State of Education for Native Students,” and the state is not good.

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Pa. House bill sets up review of charter school funding

The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.

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