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Isle of Wight officials say state assessments need work

Isle of Wight Superintendent Katrise Perera and school board members objected to the new A-F grading system for schools and the Opportunity Educational Institute, a state agency that would take over schools that have been classified as failing for three consecutive years.

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Massachusetts schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

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Michigan leads nation in number of for-profit charter school operators

A report from a Western Michigan University researcher found that Michigan leads the nation in the number of for-profit charter school managing companies overseeing public schools.

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Montclair district searches for a winning school menu

Faced with a $176,000 deficit in its school lunch program last year, the Montclair School District in New Jersey is trying to find ways to encourage more of its nearly 6,700 students to buy their lunches from their school cafeterias.

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Parents enraged after school tampers with students' cell phones

After teachers at an Oregon middle school confiscated students’ cell phones and deleted video of a confrontation between a student and a teacher, parents are fuming, saying that their children's rights were violated.

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Education goals won’t be reached without money

Somehow, it always seems to surprise conservative Utah political leaders when the costs of education are added up. The term "free public education" doesn’t mean the government’s job in providing all Americans with the basic knowledge they need to succeed in society can be done without a substantial investment of tax revenue.

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Missouri ed commissioner too helpful to foes of teacher tenure

As Missouri education commissioner, Nicastro gets to figure out how to make sure kids in the Kansas City Public Schools and other struggling districts get a quality education without wreaking havoc with the state’s messed-up transfer policy. She is also overseeing the state's Common Core roll-out. So why help a group that wants to gut teacher tenure in Missouri?

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2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

The editors of District Administration magazine are proud to present the 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. This year’s winners were chosen from more than 1,800 unique nominations sent by K12 leaders who detailed the products’ positive impacts on their schools.

At Rhode Island's urban schools, graduation rates are rising

High school graduation rates in Rhode Island’s poorest cities improved at more than twice the rate of the rest of the state during the last five years, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island KidsCount.

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'It feels like education malpractice': New York City public schools

What one woman learned from 10 years of teaching in a New York City public school.

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