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Wash. state Legislature found in contempt on education funding

Supreme Court has ordered the state to increase education spending enough to fulfill the Washington state Legislature’s own definition of what it would take to meet the state constitution’s requirement of providing a basic education to all Washington children.

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In Utah, teachers can carry guns into school and not tell anyone

Carrying concealed weapons in public schools is a right protected by law for permit holders in Utah, and teachers who carry firearms are not required to inform school administrators of the existence of their weapons. 

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Fact or fiction: Video games are the future of education

Video games are playing an increasing role in school curricula as teachers seek to deliver core lessons such as math and reading—not to mention new skills such as computer programming—in a format that holds their students’ interests. 

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Truancy costing California schools billions, report says

Truancy and chronic absenteeism rates across California cost school districts billions of dollars in state funding each year, and it's getting worse. About 250,000 elementary school students were chronically absent last year, which means each child missed at least 10 percent of the 180-day school year.

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In Camden, two schools, one building

Despite criticism that Camden's first co-location could become a physical embodiment of "haves" and "have-nots," the hallways look nearly identical, classrooms appear similarly stocked, and administrators in both schools say they are working together to prevent any feelings of segregation.

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Asbury Park schools select new superintendent

The New Jersey district's board of education members voted to appoint Lamont Repollet, principal of Carteret High School, as its permanent superintendent.

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Illinois signs off on Fred Heid’s superintendent certification

Fred Heid is officially superintendent of the sixth largest school district in the state. Heid was issued a non-provisional superintendent certificate by the Illinois State Board of Education. Although Heid was credentialed to serve in his previous position as a superintendent in Florida, Illinois does not allow for reciprocity.

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Rowland USD names Julie Mitchell as new superintendent

The California district brought in Julie Mitchell, the chief personnel officer for the Tustin USD, to serve as Rowland’s top administrator. The search for a new superintendent began last April, when Superintendent Ruben Frutos decided to step down.

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Don't let concussions ruin young lives

Young people are often too willing to take risks, which is why state legislatures and sports organizations must be more aggressive in ensuring the safety of student athletes. A high school game may seem all important to its participants, but adults know better — and they are required to act on that knowledge.

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Urban trauma obstructs a school child's ability to learn

Tragically, violence, hunger, homelessness and abuse have become an unfortunate way of life for far too many students living in cities. Unfortunately, there are not enough programs to effectively treat PTSD suffered by public school students and their parents. Public education policy ignores the reality that many urban students have difficulty learning because of ongoing PTSD.

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