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Harsh winter has New York school districts eyeing calendars

The vexing question of whether to cancel school is made more complex as a tough winter wears on and districts begin to use up the number of days they have set aside for bad weather.

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Obama administration recommends ending 'zero-tolerance' policies in schools

The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't.

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8 violations for school in wake of lab fire

Fire Department investigators have cited Beacon High School in Manhattan for eight violations, finding that dangerous chemicals were being stored unsafely and that safety equipment and practices were lacking in at least three rooms. One was the makeshift lab where two students were engulfed in flames last week when a chemistry demonstration went horribly awry.

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Kentucky faces education crisis

The 138 men and women from all corners of Kentucky have a unique opportunity to enact dramatic changes for the betterment of this state as they begin their work with the chief priority being to adopt a new, two-year state budget.

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What’s the matter with Kansas’ schools?

Kansas, like every state, explicitly guarantees a free public education in its Constitution, affirming America’s founding belief that only an educated citizenry can preserve democracy and safeguard individual liberty and freedom. And yet in recent years Kansas has become the epicenter of a new battle over the states’ obligation to adequately fund public education.

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Kramer construction, selling old high school site top priorities to TSD (Ohio) in 2014

Talawanda School District leadership remains the same for 2014 and it wants to keep the district on the same path as in the past few years.

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Troubles ahead for new school design, construction in North Carolina

A motion for the allocation of funds for the design and construction of three schools did not pass after heated discussions about costs, design process and county input.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools leader unveils plan to improve district deficiencies

Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez unveiled a proposed 6-month transition plan for consideration by the school board that includes a recommendation to overhaul the district's administrative structure by relocating about 100 employees to individual schools to improve responsiveness.

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Tulsa-area schools see mixed funding in midyear adjustments in state aid

Midyear adjustments in state aid for Tulsa-area districts came in mostly as expected, but an overall reduction in per-pupil expenditures still stings, school officials say.

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Report raises questions about Nevada’s school accountability under No Child Left Behind waiver

Many “failing” Nevada school were given a pass under the state’s new accountability system, according to a recently released national report.

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