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Reasons for closing 7 Columbus school buildings are varied

The initial screening criteria Columbus City Schools used to determine which seven schools it should close this summer produced a list of 13 schools for consideration.

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The Common Core is tough on kids with special needs

The standards don't allow enough flexibility for students who learn differently.

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We need to restore trust, respect in public schools

The current landscape of education is marred by a negative narrative involving teacher preparation, accreditation, standards of learning, school safety, student conduct, choice, parent involvement and a litany of challenges not easily solved.

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Health education is missing in some Florida elementary schools

Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the missing health lessons don’t pertain to every elementary school, but there are some where the teaching isn’t happening.

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Six-year Tennessee high schools may mark 21st century

Tennessee may need to re-evaluate organization of its secondary schools in light of ongoing discussions about the need to have students prepared with the necessary skills to take present jobs and jobs that could be coming to the state.

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Minnesota high schools confront social media minefield

A controversy that flared last week over a student’s inappropriate tweet about a teacher was the latest example of the phenomenon of cyberbullying, which has become common among high schools but still catches some administrators and parents by surprise.

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Chasing students: Ann Arbor Public Schools launches its largest marketing effort

Throughout this month and the next, the district is embarking on its largest marketing campaign in its history to draw in students—and the state money that follows them—in.

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New York City chancellor meets with charter school leaders

New York City’s schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, met with more than 100 representatives from the city’s charter schools on Saturday morning, the first meeting between the group and the de Blasio administration since the mayor took office in January.

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Public schools recruiting international high schoolers

A small town in upstate New York is joining a few other rural school districts in quietly tapping potential cash-ready international students who can bring new life to underenrolled schools.

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Georgia county chief to step down

After seven years as superintendent of the Forsyth County system, Buster Evans is retiring July 1, following his 30-year career in public education.

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