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Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, new state data shows

One in eight Montana elementary schools has vaccination rates too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, newly released state data shows.

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Minnesota’s neediest schools have fewer tenured staff

Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools.

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Where girls are missing out on high-school sports

Nearly 4,500 public high-schools across the United States have large gender inequality in sports and could be in violation of Title IX.

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House passes Ohio budget, giving many schools more money

State lawmakers have given final approval to a new two-year, $71.2 billion budget that provides annual state funding increases averaging at least 3 percent for 329 school districts.

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Move to restrict construction noise near NYC schools

A bill to curb construction noise near schools is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning but is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees it as impractical.

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Albany middle schools, public and charter, struggle to succeed

As the school year draws to a close, an educational crisis continues to grow for the city's middle school students.

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Houston ISD board president backs changing Confederate-related names of schools

Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.

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Missouri district loses record number of teachers

A record number of teachers in the Mehlville School District have turned in their resignations with the number growing to 55 this year - nearly three times of a normal year. In addition to recent budget cuts, the district hasn’t passed a tax levy increase for operations since 1986.

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The Confederacy's legacy: Should any of it stand?

What should we do about streets, schools and public buildings named after Confederates? It is important to eliminate hurtful images that glorify or legitimize the Confederacy's disgraceful values. But to what extent should we preserve symbols of the Confederacy for their educational value as reminders of that dark period in our nation's past?

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To fix Pennsylvania's school problems, go with what works

Instead of implementing experiments with no documentation of positive impact, let's use proven practices that actually have a history of working in the classroom: smaller class sizes, increased time for instruction in the classroom, and additional support services for children who are growing up in difficult circumstances.

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