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Rhode Island city's council approves school labor contracts

The Cranston City Council ratified three school labor contracts for teachers, teacher assistants and bus aides, and technical teacher assistants that would cost the city's school department a projected $6,264,706 over three years.

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New York state panel releases report on $2 billion school bond act

A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a plan to guide the spending of a $2 billion bond for increasing technology in schools, but voters will have to approve the borrowing first.

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A new superintendent won't cure all that ails LAUSD

With John Deasy no longer in charge at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board needs a new superintendent who shares his passion for improving the lives of children in poverty, but not his adversarial approach or his refusal to listen to critics.

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Arizona county names Jacquline D. Price as superintendent

Jacquline D. Price, the superintendent of the Quartzsite Elementary School District, has been appointed the new La Paz County School superintendent. Price will complete the term of Janice Shelton, whose retirement becomes official at the end of October.

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Hamilton superintendent's resignation accepted

Superintendent James Parla will leave the New Jersey district on January 31, 2015 based on an agreement reached with the school board on terms for his resignation announced earlier.

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The economic impact of school suspensions

A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that leads to lower earnings and educational attainment in the long run.

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Apple unveils plans to increase school tech

Apple unveiled details of its plans to make sure more U.S. students have the technology they need. The tech company has chosen 114 schools in 29 states to get grants for iPads and other technology and computers as part of the ConnectED effort.

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Battle over Arizona education funding goes to trial

During a five-day trial beginning this week, the state and the schools will argue their cases over whether the state must retroactively pay for inflation costs not fully paid during three years of the Great Recession.

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Ohio senator's proposed legislation could add 38 days to school year

State Sen. Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) will introduce legislation that, if passed, would add 38 days to the required number Ohio students must go to school each year. The 220-day proposal is aimed at public and charter school students in the state.

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Police intervention replacing traditional discipline in schools

Thanks to a recent investigation, we are learning that more students are coming into serious encounters with the law at school. And too often it leads to jail, being marked as a lawbreaker, denied entrance to college or a life-long branding as a troublemaker.

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