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Utah schools get first letter grades

For the first time, Utah’s traditional and charter public schools have received letter grades of A through F — hailed by lawmakers as a move toward transparency and decried by educators as an unfair, one-size-fits-all ranking.

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Without paperwork, school lunch free in Boston

Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are expected to announce Tuesday.

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ASCD Publishes Eric Jensen’s Book about Engagement Strategies to Help Students in Poverty Succeed

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, a new book by seasoned educator, prolific author, and brain expert Eric Jensen.

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AASA Leadership, Superintendents Meet in Abington, Pa.

To kick off the new school year, an impressive list of Pennsylvania superintendents last week joined the leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to discuss education issues at an event held at the Abington School District in Abington, Pa.

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Global education lessons: China’s mentor schools bridge rich-poor gap

As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.

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More online schools on the way in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.

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New York law allows schools to discipline cyberbullies

Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.

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'Heat days' become more common for sweaty schools

This year's late August heat exposed a tug-of-war in school districts that are under pressure to start school earlier than ever but are unable to pay to equip aging buildings with air conditioning.

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Chicago Public Schools dumps ‘probation’ label for schools not making the grade

Chicago Public Schools struggling academically will no longer be labeled as “on probation,” under a new ratings plan the district unveiled last week.

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