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Chamber report suggests bold steps to overhaul Indianapolis IPS

Indianapolis Public Schools should reduce staff, sell some key properties and share space with charter schools in an effort to reduce a $30 million budget deficit, according to a newly released Indy Chamber report.

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Pennsylvania schools seek OK for armed guards

Greenville and Commodore Perry school districts have asked that a Mercer County Common Pleas Court judge issue orders allowing them to have armed security guards at their schools.

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Reasons for closing 7 Columbus school buildings are varied

The initial screening criteria Columbus City Schools used to determine which seven schools it should close this summer produced a list of 13 schools for consideration.

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The Common Core is tough on kids with special needs

The standards don't allow enough flexibility for students who learn differently.

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We need to restore trust, respect in public schools

The current landscape of education is marred by a negative narrative involving teacher preparation, accreditation, standards of learning, school safety, student conduct, choice, parent involvement and a litany of challenges not easily solved.

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Health education is missing in some Florida elementary schools

Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the missing health lessons don’t pertain to every elementary school, but there are some where the teaching isn’t happening.

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Six-year Tennessee high schools may mark 21st century

Tennessee may need to re-evaluate organization of its secondary schools in light of ongoing discussions about the need to have students prepared with the necessary skills to take present jobs and jobs that could be coming to the state.

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Minnesota high schools confront social media minefield

A controversy that flared last week over a student’s inappropriate tweet about a teacher was the latest example of the phenomenon of cyberbullying, which has become common among high schools but still catches some administrators and parents by surprise.

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Chasing students: Ann Arbor Public Schools launches its largest marketing effort

Throughout this month and the next, the district is embarking on its largest marketing campaign in its history to draw in students—and the state money that follows them—in.

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New York City chancellor meets with charter school leaders

New York City’s schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, met with more than 100 representatives from the city’s charter schools on Saturday morning, the first meeting between the group and the de Blasio administration since the mayor took office in January.

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