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Santa Clara County (Calif.) schools Superintendent Xavier De La Torre rated unsatisfactory

Heralded as a visionary, conciliatory leader when tapped last year to become Santa Clara County's top educator, Xavier De La Torre now is accused of creating an atmosphere of fear that has employees fleeing and his bosses unhappy enough to deny him extra pay.

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Other states eye Florida’s school grading woes

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

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Many schools cutting back on physical education

There was a time when after-school activities meant riding bikes, shooting hoops in the backyard or even a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek that went on until dusk.

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Lawsuit over Missouri classroom drug search taken to highest court

Three years ago, Connor Mizer was sitting in a third-floor classroom at Central High School when a lock-down drill was announced.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-20, 2013

Orlando, Florida

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ASCD Publishing launches new short-format books/e-books imprint—ASCD Arias

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, and the publisher of more than 40 education books a year, is launching a short-format imprint with the debut of its first four ASCD Arias™ professional development publications.

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In the nation's fifth biggest education spender, 1 in 5 Wyoming students will not graduate

Since 2001, the state's four-year high school graduation rate has hovered at around 80 percent, according to the Wyoming Department of Education.

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America’s school leaders visit Capitol Hill

At a time when reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is moving forward, superintendents from across the country met with members of Congress last week on Capitol Hill to discuss pressing issues facing our nation’s schools.

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Stamford (Conn.) schools still working on agreement with Justice Dept.

Five months after the city learned that its public school system is being investigated by the Department of Justice for failing to provide adequate resources for non-English-speaking students, it appears the school district is taking some action.

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Off-duty police officers allowed to carry guns to Green Bay schools

Some Green Bay area school districts are signing agreements with local police departments saying it’s OK for off-duty officers to carry guns to school events.

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