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Chaos reigns at Oklahoma schools struck by tornado

Seven school children were among the dead in the Oklahoma City area after a mile-wide tornado with up to 200 mph winds destroyed blocks of homes, businesses and two elementary schools.

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Minority teachers: Connecticut’s missing link to closing the achievement gap

In Connecticut, where Gov. Dannel Malloy has taken a leadership role in transforming urban education, diversity is the missing ingredient that has likely resulted in the tepid result unveiled at Hartford Public School’s 2013 State of the Schools symposium at the Bushnell Theater earlier this month.

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AP courses vs. dual credit: What's best for high school students?

Despite efforts by Missouri’s education department and area districts to increase enrollment in AP courses, the state’s public school students still rank among the bottom in the nation for both participation and pass rates, even though both are up in recent years.

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Michigan Middle School Teacher Elected to NCTM Board

Jane Porath, a mathematics teacher and site leader at Traverse City East Middle School, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

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Students in new GM program hope to help fix Detroit neighborhoods

Some 110 students from 11 Detroit area high schools that have been chosen for the first year of GM Student Corps, a program the automaker is sponsoring to pair the high school students with GM retirees and current employees on community service projects throughout the city.

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Superintendent files lawsuit against Medina (Ohio) Board of Education

Medina City School District superintendent Randy Stepp has made good on a threat to take the district to court, filing a lawsuit against the board of education and other district officials in federal court stemming from the board's decision to rescind a contract with him approved in January.

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High schools take aim at 'Assassin' game

An elite New York City high school is warning seniors it could ban them from prom or graduation — or even snitch to college admission officers — if they're caught playing a popular toy-gun game in or near the school building.

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For public schools, Twitter is no longer optional

Public schools are keenly aware of the power of the mainstream media; a critical television segment or a laudatory newspaper article will be talked about in the hallways for days. But the landscape has shifted, and school leaders must embrace a new, growing reality: social media has become the source for breaking news.

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