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Random drug testing proposal divides New Jersey community

A New Jersey district’s proposal to randomly drug test students in extracurricular activities has parents and the school board divided over district transparency.

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Philly schools begin to recover from massive cuts

Philadelphia schools almost didn’t open this fall, after a $304 million budget cut forced 4,000 layoffs. Though $45 million in state emergency aid released in October is helping make progress toward recovery, the district remains without basic services that most administrators take for granted.

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Network of all-boys NYC public schools growing

Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model had been resurrected to serve New York City's poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than college.

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Ala. education department monitoring Selma schools

The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.

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There's no place for bickering on the N.C. school board

Our Cleveland County school board has enough problems to deal with. It should not lower itself to in-fighting. Last week's elections saw two new members named to the school board and two incumbents returning. But it appears, for some, the campaigning and mud-slinging aren't over.

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Cassadaga Valley superintendent resigns under pressure from board

Cassadaga Valley School Superintendent Scott Smith resigned and an interim superintendent, Thomas Schmidt, was hired late Tuesday night by the School Board. Jeff Swiatek of the Hodgson Russ law firm, who was hired to speak for the district, confirmed that the board asked for Smith’s resignation due to his relationship with an employee.

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John Goodspeed Stuart, former Aurora superintendent, dies at 87

John Goodspeed Stuart spend more than 30 years as a teacher, principal, administrator, and superintendent, earning multiple awards and recognition through the years. Stuart retired in 1986 after 12 years as superintendent of Aurora Public Schools.

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Complaint filed against former Indiana school superintendent

Indiana's top ethics official has filed a complaint against former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett for using state resources for political reasons. The move comes two months after The Associated Press reported Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall.

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Bloomberg issues final letter grades for New York schools

Nothing came to epitomize the era of education reform under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg like the A-through-F letter grades he gave New York’s schools. On Wednesday, the Bloomberg administration released its last batch of grades for more than 1,600 public schools. Across the city, 63 percent of schools received As and Bs, and there were signs that schools were better preparing students for college.

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Company to launch satellite designed and built by high school students

Next week, Orbital Sciences, headquartered in Dulles, Va., will launch a new satellite that has been designed and built by high school students. The satellite, TJCubeSat, was developed and built by students at Alexandria, Va.’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Staff from Orbital Sciences volunteered their time to mentor the students on the project, and provided financial support.

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