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Mich. Schools Dial up Flu Tracking

Absenteeism rates are not indicative of an abnormal flu season at Ann Arbor Public Schools, but reports of a national influenza epidemic have led the district to increase its tracking of flu-related absences.

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An Ohio District Gets an ‘A’ in Frugality

Hamiliton schools have gone 20 years without increasing their operating taxes.

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Bus Strike Threat Looms Over NYC Schools

A continuing dispute over job protections for New York City school bus drivers means the threat of a strike is still looming, potentially disrupting transportation for about 152,000 students as soon as this week.

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New Fla. Ed Commissioner Followed Bush Lead

As schools chief in Indiana, Florida's new education commissioner had a reputation as a hard-charging, caustic, union-battling advocate for the kind of conservative policies pushed by former Sunshine State Gov. Jeb Bush - a friend and supporter of the Republican.

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Fla. Bids Farewell to Superintendent David Miller

Hundreds gathered in the Wakulla High School cafeteria to bid farewell to one of Florida’s longest serving school superintendents.

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Cindy Gagich Named First Female Principal at Ill. High School

When Cindy Gagich stands in front of the portraits of 14 past principals of Granite City High School, it's clear she'll be starting something new.

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One of Two Mass. Principal Finalists 'Excited and Humbled'

Eric Tracy is "excited and humbled" to be selected as a finalist for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School principal’s position.

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No More Don'ts, Say Chicago Ed Advocates

The blue ribbon commission that's supposed to help Chicago Public Schools decide how and where to close underused schools produced a long list of "don'ts" last week.

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Should Schools Write Off Penmanship?

Many school systems in this country no longer teach penmanship, especially cursive writing.

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