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Arne Duncan: Why I am optimistic about education in America

During the past 4-1/2 years, and on my recent bus tour of the Southwest, I saw great principals and teachers; courageous leaders from the business, faith, and nonprofit sectors; engaged parents; and communities pulling together to serve students.

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Computer grading will destroy our schools

Feeding essays into a computer program tells students: No one cares what you have to say.

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Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

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Pflugerville ISD hires new superintendent

The Pflugerville school board unanimously named Alex Torrez the superintendent of the 23,430-student district. Torrez signed a three-year contract at 7 a.m., and immediately stepped into his new position.

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Carey Wright named new Mississippi State Superintendent of Education

Dr. Carey Wright, a 36-year veteran of teaching and school administration, has spent the majority of her career in Maryland, which ranked first in the nation for five consecutive years, based on the 2013 Quality Counts report on educational quality.

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Lafayette (Calif.) School District names new superintendent

Lafayette School District Assistant Superintendent Rachel Zinn has been selected to replace Superintendent Fred Brill, who is leaving to become the top administrator of the San Lorenzo Unified School District.

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Texas education commissioner clears 4 charter schools to open next year, including 1 in Dallas

Of 12 charter school groups that interviewed with state education officials, seven applicants were rejected and another — High Point Academy of Fort Worth — pulled itself from consideration after learning that parts of its application were not original work.

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Ga. schools boost opportunities for fitness

With the state mired in a child obesity epidemic – and kids not only heavy, but also weak – the message was simple: Find a way to get kids moving more.

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Nancy Golden, replacing Rudy Crew as Oregon education chief, aims to 'start fast'

Golden is Oregon's second chief education officer, charged with remaking education from preschool through grad school to dramatically increase how many Oregonians become well-educated. She follows Rudy Crew, who spent only a year in the post and became better known for frequent travel than leaving a lasting impact.

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Guns at school? If there’s a will, there are ways

The slim, black 9-millimeter handguns that the school superintendent David Hopkins selected for his teachers here weigh about a pound and slip easily into a pocket. Sixteen people, including the janitor and a kindergarten teacher, wear them to school every day.

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