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School prioritize maintenance, air quality, and function in flooring

From maintenance to color to price, the options for a school floor—an investment that is expected to last 25 to 30 years—are numerous.

The police state mindset in our public schools

Instead of making the schools safer, we've simply managed to make them more authoritarian.

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Jeb Bush vs. Matt Damon on schools and testing

Here is an unlikely duel: It's Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, vs. Matt Damon, actor and activist, over school accountability measures.

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Hillsborough County (Fla.) single-gender schools find success

In 2011, the Hillsborough County school district took the unusual step of embracing single-gender education, establishing separate boys’ and girls’ academies in a pair of middle schools in east Tampa.

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For students in tornado-ravaged town, back-to-school will be 'new normal'

Students heading back to the classroom in Moore, Okla. on Friday nearly three months after a massive tornado destroyed their schools will find a "new normal," their superintendent says, with some pupils attending classes in a church and others in a building loaned by a junior high.

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North Carolina schools chief says test scores will drop this year

Public schools’ standardized test scores will drop this year, June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction, said Monday.

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After layoffs, Philly schools still hiring

In June, with no funding in sight, Philadelphia School District officials laid off 3,859 district employees, saying the district couldn't afford to pay their salaries anymore. Nonetheless, district officials are still hiring, prompting questions about staff priorities.

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California schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says

California schools may give students insulin injections and other medications without having to call in licensed nurses, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

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NSBA Urges Federal Appeals Court to Follow Precedent Regarding Harassment of Students with Disabilities

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to follow standards—carefully developed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings—for determining a school district’s liability in cases of harassment.

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