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New to Syracuse, principal hopes to turn around a struggling school

As the new principal of Danforth Middle School on the Syracuse's south side, Dr. Ronardo Reeves is one of six out-of-town educators hired as principals in Syracuse this year.

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New Pennsylvania school caters to kids with autism

On Wednesday, A Step Up Academy, a new K1 school in Jenkintown, Pa. catering to the needs of children with autism, opened its doors. There are currently just two students enrolled.

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Georgia district mulls placing rifles in school offices

A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

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The wrong kind of education reform

High-stakes teacher accountability, merit pay, shuttering “failing” schools—are believed to be essential if public schools are ever going to get better. And these maxims underlie the commitment to charter schools and vouchers.

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Bretford ships new cart and rollers for iOS devices

Introduced earlier this year, these products are designed for use in schools, training facilities and other professional organizations with large deployments of iOS devices.

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Midfield (Ala.) schools adopt new technology to help students report bullying, other problems

The district has added a new communications tool, called Anonymous Alerts, which allows students to use their Internet-connected devices and mobile apps to communicate with school officials.

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Local N.Y. school districts opt out of federal lunch program

The regulations about what can be served became stricter and more specific — like serving a full half cup of dark green, red/orange vegetables and dried beans/peas at least once a week and putting them in a separate cup.

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Parents, Ohio school district resolve dispute over service dog, allergic teacher

The parents of an autistic first-grader have reached an agreement with the Athens school district over how to accommodate both the girl’s service dog and a special-education teacher with a severe allergy to dog dander.

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St. Louis City Schools only trate “fair” with state auditor’s office

By a very narrow margin the St. Louis Public School District received a rating of “Fair” from the office of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich Wednesday.

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Will Utah’s school grading system erode support for public schools?

State lawmakers say the letter grades, A through F, assigned Tuesday to traditional and charter schools will force educators to pay attention to inequities that have been ignored for too long.

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