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Vermont schools to try new standardized tests

Student test scores in Vermont could drop when more rigorous standards take effect and students start taking a new education test in 2015.

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Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools face $140M budget shortfall

Unable to keep pace with growing enrollment and increasing costs, schools are facing a deficit that could translate into staff cuts and furloughs, the elimination of foreign language instruction in elementary schools, and larger class sizes.

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Grand Rapids Schools superintendent embarking on second community listening tour

Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal announced Friday, Oct. 18, she would embark on a second listening tour to hear from parents, students, employees and community members about how the district is doing.

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Bloomfield (N.J.) BOE selects middle school principal as new superintendent in 5-3 vote

After a five-month search, the board of education voted 5-3 to appoint Salvatore Goncalves, principal of Bloomfield Middle School, to take the reins of the 6,100-student district.

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New state school Superintendent Carey Wright backs Common Core, pre-K in Missisisppi

Incoming state school Superintendent Carey Wright gave strong endorsements Thursday to the new Common Core education standards and prekindergarten education.

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States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools

A law Tennessee enacted this year makes it easier for schools to stock the life-saving drug. Fifteen other states enacted similar laws in 2013, joining 11 others that already had them, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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Charter company's growth could be slowed by legal ruling in Calif. county

Rocketship Education, which has opened nine public elementary schools in seven years, may find its lightning-speed velocity forced to decelerate.

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Sports specialization trend costs teens, schools

Of the 54 football players at Serra-San Mateo High School in California, 39 play another sport. Head coach Patrick Walsh doesn't like that. He wishes more of them would play a second sport.

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NYC mayoral candidates say schools should close on Muslim holidays

No matter who is elected mayor next month, city kids will likely find two new vacation days on the school calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the holiest days of the Muslim year.

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Closings planned for Pittsburgh Public Schools

With Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane planning to propose school closings next month, board member Regina Holley said some communities already have lost too many schools.

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