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Oregon schools pack in most students per teacher in history, state says

Oregon's student-teacher ratios, long some of the highest in the nation, rose to dramatic new highs of about 22 students per teacher in 2012-13, the state reported.

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New Mexico students 2; education status quo 0

Last week a state district court judge threw out a wrong-headed challenge to the new state teacher evaluations that finally put student achievement front and center.

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NSBA Commends Innovative School Nutrition Bill that Offers Public Schools Added Flexibility

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) commends and supports new legislation that offers public schools added flexibility in meeting the mandates of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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Arizona charter schools want an extra $135 million

The bid for more funding is getting a fight, not only from the state Department of Education, but also the Arizona School Boards Association.

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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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