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After years of cuts, LA Unified reveals plans to restore arts education

It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

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Follett partners with Random House to offer popular titles in eBook format

Available in time for back to school in August, Follett’s eBook customers will now be able to purchase Random House eBooks and lend them to students. The partnership gives librarians the opportunity to enhance their collections with many of the most sought-after titles.

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Effort by Sioux Falls schools reduces bullying

Bullying reports have gone down since the Sioux Falls School District implemented a bully prevention model two years ago, but the program has not yet fulfilled its promise of empowering students to stick up for their peers, school officials say.

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Don Brann's biggest challenge yet: saving Inglewood schools

The former administrator has revitalized struggling school districts before, but he has never faced the massive financial burdens of Inglewood Unified.

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Voucher schools don't always take special needs students

With choice programs poised to go statewide, some Wisconsin lawmakers have voiced concern that students with disabilities will be left behind.

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Centinela Valley (Calif.) high school district to open two charter schools for wayward adults

The Centinela Valley Union High School District is opening two charter schools that will cater to adults -- one for inmates of the Los Angeles County jail system and the other for people who have dropped out of high school.

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IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence

The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?

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Denver Public Schools refers employee kickbacks case to DA

Criminal charges are among the legal options being considered against a former technology director at Denver Public Schools who was fired four months ago for allegedly accepting kickbacks from vendors.

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More than 1 million respond to Illinois' first statewide education survey

Responses, which were anonymous, provided details on how teachers teach, children learn and principals lead, with the survey's goal to drive improvements in the state's public schools.

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Schools seeking to arm employees hit hurdle on insurance

As more schools consider arming their employees, some districts are encountering a daunting economic hurdle: insurance carriers threatening to raise their premiums or revoke coverage entirely.

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