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Tempe sex-education meeting stirs up outrage

More than 100 people crowded into a standing-room-only meeting at the Tempe Union High School District office in Arizona to hear a sex-education expert employed by Planned Parenthood discuss curricula being reviewed by a district committee.

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Tempe (Ariz.) sex-education meeting stirs up outrage

Although none of the curricula under consideration was developed by Planned Parenthood, the expert’s connection to the reproductive-health organization riled many parents and community members who filled the room.

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Hemet school district (Calif.) rezoning: Parents upset about moving kids

Several years ago, the Hemet Unified School District re-drew some of its boundaries because of budget cuts, which meant about 100 kids who would have gone to Winchester Elementary, instead went to Harmony Elementary.

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South Carolina education employees dealing with cold office after heating unit goes out

11 days after the heating unit died, Columbia experienced record low temperatures. The temperatures inside the building have been reported as low as 55 degrees.

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Public to Private: Could "conversion" become a trend in Vermont schools?

When North Bennington residents voted to shutter their public school, it wasn’t because of rising teacher pay or declining test scores.

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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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