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Pennsylvania schools told to lose speech limits

School districts in Pennsylvania have been told to remove unconstitutional speech limits after a federal appeals court struck down one district’s policy.

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Lessons for Chicago locals on power of parents in schools

A community group has turned hundreds of hesitant parents into capable classroom helpers, role models and leaders by tapping into strengths many don’t realize they have.

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Texas school bans Christmas trees, the colors red & green

An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party.

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Opening budget to parent input a work in progress at Modesto area schools

The extra funding heading to San Joaquin Valley schools with the state’s new funding formula comes with a catch – parents get a say in how that money will be spent.

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N.Y. state attorney general investigating discipline in Syracuse schools

The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.

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Some Ohio schools line up for virtual classrooms

Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.

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The feisty legacy of LAUSD board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

Her unwavering and outspoken commitment to teacher protections, to funding public schools more generously and to challenging charter schools more vehemently will echo in people’s minds if not their ears.

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Real estate listings include school ratings

But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.

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The costs of Shanghai's education success story

The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

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Madison, Wis., schools look to make discipline about growth, not punishment

Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.

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