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Experts see no easy solutions for struggling Missouri schools

Consultants hired to give Missouri education officials guidance on how to better support troubled school districts offered a grim assessment Monday about the task that lies ahead.

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Florida school breaks class-size law on purpose

In a strategic decision to save money, Brevard Public Schools allowed about 30 of its 82 schools to have more students per class than allowed by state law.

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Hundreds of New York schools to get panic alarms

All schools in Nassau County will soon be equipped with new wireless panic alarms designed to bring help quickly during emergencies.

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Police 'don't know why' student opened fire at Nevada middle school

The morning after a 12-year-old boy opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, killing a teacher and wounding two students before turning the gun on himself, police said they do not have a motive for the seventh-grader's actions and did not release his identity "out of respect for his grieving parents."

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Effective Time Management for Principals Is the Topic of New ASCD Arias Publication

ASCD announced today the release of Short on Time, a short-format ASCD Arias™ publication that answers the crucial question, how do I make time to lead and learn as a principal?

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Tracking the Road to College Success: Inaugural National High School Benchmarks Report

For the first time, a national level report has been developed that offers benchmarks for public high schools to compare their graduates’ college transition rates nationwide, including those serving low income and minority students.

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Metro Nashville schools willing to expand pre-K as state remains undecided

Frustrated by the state’s inaction on expanding preschool education, Metro Nashville school officials are proposing to bankroll it locally in hopes of covering most of the Davidson County 4-year-olds who qualify for it but lack seats today.

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California schools struggle to meet new Common Core academic standards

Although California lawmakers adopted the new standards in 2010, districts hamstrung by tight budgets have been slow to start using them in the classroom.

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Colorado schools attempt to reduce ever-growing problem of bullying

What to do about bullying has become a national focus because today, instead of being something of an adolescent rite of passage that leaves a black eye or hurt feelings, kids are dying.

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