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Parents Upset As Pa. District Considers Closing Elementary School

The school board listened to a number of concerned parents and North Braddock community members who don’t want to see the students have to be bussed out of the area to attend other schools.

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Schools Say 'Yes' to Phones in Class

Not long ago, kids could get in trouble for using their cellphones during class. Today, some middle- and high-school teachers encourage it -- as long as students are using the devices for classwork.

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N.J. Board of Education to Release Regulations for Teacher Evaluations

The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.

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Local Iowa Districts Show Strong Graduation Rates in 2012

Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts maintained graduation numbers well above the state average in 2012, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education last week.

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Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System?

Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.

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Lesson Plans Differ on W. Va. Governor's Education Reform Bill

Saying it’s all about student achievement, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is trying to push his education reform bill through the Legislature.

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N.C. District Approves Contact With Nike

According to the agreement, Nike also agrees to pay the New Hanover County Board of Education 5 percent of the profits from any product using the Laney logo.

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Complaint Targets Philanthropy in Philadelphia Public Education

School activists are using unusual tactics to fight a contested proposal to overhaul the nearly bankrupt Philadelphia school district: They've gone to the city ethics board.

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Miami School Under Construction Near Marlins Park Will Partner With Team

A 70,000-square-foot charter school is under construction near Marlins Park in Miami and its students will get to intern with the team’s executives.

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Mont. District Trustees Change Minds on School Construction Timeline

In what seems like a bit of buyer's remorse, two trustees on the School District 2 board said Tuesday they had changed their minds on a vote they cast during Monday night's meeting.

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