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Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

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Massachusetts schools poised to try out new state test

State education officials are preparing to field test an online exam that appears poised to replace the MCAS student achievement test, but some Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have questions about the switch.

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Portland Public Schools staff recommends drawing from bond reserves to expand high school projects

Portland Public Schools officials are recommending pulling $10 million from its capital bond reserves to expand two of its three high school projects.

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Christie-backed Newark schools chief still under fire, despite push for nationally-recognized reforms

Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.

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Schools tighten security after Sandy Hook

In a grim reminder that mass shootings have become a fact of life in America, school districts across the USA this fall are opting for more locked doors, more visitor check-ins and more surveillance equipment.

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Los Angeles schools lose academic ratings after claims of cheating

Campuses in five Los Angeles County school systems were stripped of their scores on the state's Academic Performance Index over claims of cheating, other misconduct or mistakes that affected the handling of standardized tests.

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NSBA Calls on the FCC to Strengthen E-Rate & Provide More Funding for Internet Access in Schools

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recommends that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) modernize the E-rate program, increase the quality and speed of Internet connectivity in our nation’s schools, and address the technology gaps that remain.

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Doctoral Credit Available to Graduates of AASA’s National Superintendent Certification

School system leaders who complete National Superintendent Certification are eligible to receive 24 credits—an approximate $25,000 value—toward a doctor of education degree administered by Nova Southeastern University (NSU), announced this week by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

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iPad technology in the hands of all Perkins School students

For the first time in Massachusetts, a special education school is equipping each of its students with a personal iPad.