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Cranston (R.I.) Schools Ban 'Father-Daughter' Dance After Complaint

In Cranston, a signature school event, “the father-daughter dance” has been banned in all public schools.

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Fort Wayne Schools Projected as Largest District in Indiana

Preliminary numbers show Fort Wayne Community Schools will be the largest school district in Indiana, passing Indianapolis Public Schools by about 500 students.

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Chicago Schools Reopen After Strike Ends, Budget Looms

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago students returned to school on Wednesday after a teachers' strike ended, thrilling parents who had struggled with child care but shifting the debate to hard questions about budget deficits, school closures and teacher layoffs.

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Mass. Releases MCAS Results

The state this morning announced MCAS scores of individual schools and school districts under a new Massachusetts accountability system that replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Half Of Marylands School Systems Embrace Performance Matters

Starting this school year, all school systems in the state of Maryland will be required to have in place a teacher evaluation system that includes student growth as a significant component of the system.

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Bretford Introduces Learning Commons Resource Center

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today introduced Learning Commons a new section on the Bretford.com website that contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for customers and partners.

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Public Media to Launch First-Ever American Graduate Day on Sept. 22

WNET and PRX today announced Saturday, September 22, 2012 as American Graduate Day, a multi-platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist with premiere documentaries, and participation from more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis in which one in four students do not finish high school.

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Superintendent, Staff Propose New Transfer Policy

The Burke County Board of Education’s five-year subcommittee met Monday evening, still wrestling the issue of overcrowding at Burke County schools.

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Westfield Schools Now Rockin' 21st-Century Tech

What started out as a tech initiative three years ago has now been rolled out to the high school, to both intermediate schools and to all six elementary schools.

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Charters Balk at Calif.'s New Pre-Kindergarten Law

A California law requires public schools to add a grade level this fall designed to give the very youngest students a boost when they enroll in kindergarten, but charter schools say the law does not apply to them, pitting them against the state Department of Education.

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