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Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

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Durham schools superintendent reprimanded for school bus trip to mall

The Durham school board has issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Eric Becoats for hiring a school activity bus and driver in June to take friends and family members to private events, including a trip to the mall.

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After scandals, Utah auditor to schools: You’re being watched

School districts and charter schools were put on notice this week: Be ready for an audit of how you handle donations, fundraising and advertising for sports, clubs and other activities.

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In Missouri, race complicates a transfer to better schools

When the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law in June allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to good ones, Harriett Gladney saw a path to a better education for her 9-year-old daughter.

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Colorado schools prepare for new teacher-rating system

School administrators must learn how to evaluate educators in a discipline that’s not their own as Colorado prepares for statewide implementation of standardized educator effectiveness ratings.

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Complaint: Florida schools’ race-based achievement goals discriminate

Setting less ambitious academic achievement goals for black and Hispanic students in Florida is discriminatory, according to a civil rights complaint filed Friday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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School grading questioned with Florida chief’s exit

Tony Bennett’s resignation from the state superintendent seat in Florida could have repercussions for the broader education reform movement, including the trendy policy of grading schools on an A-F scale.

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Greenfield (Wis.) Schools hire Judge Kapocius as HR director

The Greenfield (Wis.) School District hired Mark S. Kapocius, a municipal judge from Greendale, a suburb of Milwaukee, as director of human resources, finishing off a round of three administrative hires in the district.

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Darien, Conn. district hires Illinois lawyer to probe special ed

The Darien school district appears to be one step closer toward healing wounds with parents, now that it has hired an attorney from Illinois to investigate all aspects of special education in the district.

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Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District to hire full-time police officer

The Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District has put out an advertisement for a full-time police officer to begin patrolling schools. During the month of August, the officer will concentrate on improving security measures throughout the district.

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