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New Nebraska state education commissioner wants adaptable schools

Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.

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How Michigan's schools teach music, drama, painting and more

That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.

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Cursive still has place in educational process

Even though many young people used to computers and cell phone correspondence no doubt wonder why they’d even need such handwriting ability, a good number of educators rightly believe good penmanship shouldn’t be erased from the old standards of reading, writing and arithmetic.

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A public school in private hands

New Haven, Conn., turned to a private company to turn around one of its most troubled schools. Read about how order has been restored to the school's hallways and what academic progress students are making.

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What’s ahead for New York City charters?

New York City’s expansive charter school network may be in trouble. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who takes office this month, says he plans to charge charters rent for using space in school buildings and to stop new charters from opening.

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Program raises awareness, offers solutions to bullying in schools

TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.

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Pennsylvania parents petition to keep cell towers away from schools

The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.

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Happy holidays from District Administration

DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

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NC schools bracing for impact of Read to Achieve law

A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.

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What's driving L.A. Unified's better test scores?

L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.

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