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Furloughs will force Department of Defense schools to shut down for five days next academic year

Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.

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Former Atlanta schools tech director under federal investigation

A former Atlanta schools technology chief has resigned his job with a Dallas school district amid a federal investigation stemming from his time in Atlanta.

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Chicago to shutter 50 public schools: Is historic mass closure an experiment in privatization?

As the academic year winds down, a record number of Chicago schools are preparing to close their doors for good in the largest mass school closing ever in one U.S. city.

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Minneapolis schools, teachers union embark on high stakes hearts-and-minds campaigns

Contract negotiations between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union have yet to start, but the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the city’s residents has been in full swing for weeks. For both sides, the stakes could not be higher.

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'Boy or girl?' Gender a new challenge for schools

While the numbers of transgender students are relatively small, increasingly, schools are having to figure out how to accommodate them, some more successfully than others.

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New Acquisitions Editors Support ASCD’s Growing Publishing Unit

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, welcomes two new staff members to the association.

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New Walmart Grant Expands AASA School Breakfast Initiative

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has announced the addition of seven school districts to its school breakfast program.

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Some Ill. schools breaking medical law protecting young diabetics

It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.

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Sequester cuts gut schools serving neediest students

Districts across the country are trying desperately to plug the holes in their budgets left by sequestration.

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