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Oklahoma school storm shelter petition lacking 160,000 signatures

According to the organization “Take Shelter Oklahoma,” they’ve collected about 75,000 signatures so far but they need 160,000. They want to use a $500 million bond to fund storm shelter construction in schools across the state.

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Report: More schools collecting, using student data

A growing number of states are expanding the way they use student and school data. Teachers easily tap into data about their students’ performance to adjust how they teach, and parents can log into networks to learn how their children are doing, according to a new report by the Data Quality Campaign.

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Cleveland schools hope state - or someone else - will help pay for shift from textbooks to tablets

“Nooks instead of books” was almost a catchphrase from Cleveland schools chief Eric Gordon during last fall’s levy campaign. A year later, the district has not yet made the switch, but is searching for ways to make it happen without using the levy money.

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Grant promotes local food in Kansas schools

Eight Kansas school districts will benefit from a federal grant announced Tuesday to increase access to locally produced foods in school cafeterias.

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Is it better to have a great teacher or a small class?

A new report suggests that students are better off in a larger class taught by an excellent instructor.

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Is New York's charter school era waning?

With Bill de Blasio’s incoming administration talking about capping the number of new charter schools, the city's pro-charter era could be ending.

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Layoffs at New Jersey schools prompt outcries from community, union

Scores of Highland Park residents and union supporters came out Monday night to the auditorium at Bartle Elementary to protest layoffs of nine staff members at Highland Park's schools, including two top union officials.

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Philly schools seek public input on how to navigate dire straits

Where do we go from here? That's the question Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite put before the packed crowd gathered at district headquarters Monday night for a School Reform Commission meeting on strategy, policy and priorities.

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Oakland charter school battle rages

The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters.

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Obama launches competition to revamp high schools

President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

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