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Active-shooter drills advised for West Virginia schools

Every West Virginia school should practice responding to a gunman's attack at least annually, as part of a plan to guard against violence, the top prosecutor for the state's southern federal court district said Tuesday.

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Valuing physics over P.E., Colorado schools test novel pay scale

A wealthy school district in Colorado is launching a radical experiment that sets a different pay scale for each category of educator, ensuring that even the best third-grade teacher would never earn as much as a veteran high-school math teacher.

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Chicago Public Schools issues 5-year plan

An annual scorecard on the district's performance and greater accountability throughout the system are some of the promises outlined in the first long-term plan for Chicago Public Schools issued since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.

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Art programs may face final curtain call In Philadelphia schools

Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.

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Curriculum Update: Diving into dual-language

Two kindergarten classes are speaking Spanish throughout most of their days in a successful opt-in, dual-language program in the Tigard-Tualatin (Ore.) School District.

Detroit finds new uses for old school buildings

Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.

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Florida district working to boost success of black male students

In part by studying high-performing schools, the Broward school district hopes to find answers to a longstanding problem that has perplexed South Florida and the nation: How to boost the success rates of young black boys?

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Longer school day for 20 NYC middle schools

Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.

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Most public elementary schools don't regulate access to junk food

More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.

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2013 S.P.I.R.E. Awards, honoring students for great gains in reading, announced by EPS Literacy and Intervention

EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, today announced the winners of its 2013 S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) Awards, which honor students who have overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency as well as the teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure that all their students have the opportunity to improve their skills.

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