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Deion Sanders' Prime Prep Academy draws scrutiny from state

The Texas Education Agency has yet to open a formal investigation into Prime Prep Academy, the charter school co-founded by the former NFL star. But disarray in the school’s leadership and concerns brought up by parents and the news media have caught the agency’s attention.

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Web access in schools leads more teachers to access porn

More Utah teachers are getting caught and sanctioned for downloading pornography or viewing inappropriate websites using school computers, on school grounds or while classes are in session, an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows.

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Despite dismal record of Pa. cybercharter schools, six more apply to open

Analyzing the state's recently released School Performance Profile information, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Research for Action found Pennsylvania's cybercharters to be some of the lowest performing schools in the state.

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Many Louisiana voucher students attend failing schools

New data indicates that many students in Louisiana’s voucher program attended schools that were rated “D’’ or “F’’ on the state’s grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools.

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Parents of sleep-deprived teens push for later school start times

A national petition to promote legislation that would prevent public schools from starting before 8 a.m., started by the group Start School Later, has thousands of signatures from all 50 states.

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Urban schools aim for environmental revolution

If all goes as planned, compostable plates will replace plastic foam lunch trays by September for more than 2.6 million students nationwide.

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Phil Guenther named New Jersey superintendent of year

Atantic County Institute of Technology superintendent chosen for his work on expansion of county vocational school from a shared-time high school to a full-time comprehensive career and technical high school focused on 21st-century careers.

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Moon Area School District hires Baker as superintendent

The Moon Area School District's new superintendent is one of five in Pennsylvania who has never taught children in a classroom. Curt Baker, 54, replaces Donna K. Milanovich, who retired in June after six years in the position. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the Roanoke City Public Schools in Virginia.

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Reading school board fires its superintendent

The short but rocky relationship between the Reading, Pa. school board and Superintendent Dr. Carlinda Purcell has come to an end. The board voted to fire Purcell, effective immediately. Substitute Superintendent Karen B. Gokay will take over as acting superintendent.

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School superintendent among 4 charged in inquiry of Ohio teen rape case

An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players.

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