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Rep. Elizabeth Esty's Sandy Hook Elementary School construction amendment blocked

The Democrat said in a statement Friday that she's "going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy" and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.

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Judge says DeKalb board members failed to make case for staying in office

The administrative law judge who presided over the reinstatement hearings of five suspended DeKalb County (Ga.) school board members has ruled that two failed to make a case for remaining in office.

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Perry Campbell appointed to fill Julesburg, Colo. board seat

Perry Campbell was appointed to fill the board seat vacated by the death of Stacie Olson. Campbell, who will have to run for election in November, will be sworn in at the August board meeting.

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New Alabama law labels special schools as 'failing'

Four public schools statewide that teach only special-needs students wound up classified as "failing" under Republican-backed legislation enacted this year.

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Montgomery County (Md.) test performance drops, but schools say tests are misaligned

MCPS and the Maryland State Department of Education said the test is not yet aligned with new Common Core State Standards some school systems, including Montgomery, are already implementing.

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Closure of seven Sacramento schools upheld

A federal judge on Monday denied a bid by parents seeking to prevent Sacramento City Unified from closing seven elementary campuses.

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Hillsborough County (Fla.) plans two new schools, three school renovations

Hillsborough County's school district will build an elementary and middle school in the southeastern part of the county and is renovating three elementaries this year.

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New St. Louis schools collaboration offers hope for transfer discussion

Just sit back and watch as the St. Louis Public Schools and KIPP charter schools combine forces to show the St. Louis region the educational wave of the future.

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Trial begins for ex-Pittsburgh schools cop accused of sexual abuse of middle school students

Instead of using his badge, uniform and handcuffs to protect and serve, Robert Lellock used them to threaten, blackmail and victimize four troubled students at Arthur J. Rooney Middle School in the late 1990s, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Textbook publishers revamp e-books to fight used market

Increasingly, publishers like Pearson Plc and McGraw-Hill Education are turning to a new model: Creating online versions of their texts, often loaded with interactive features, and selling students access codes that expire at semester's end.

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