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Searching for Education's Next Great Innovations

Just about everywhere you look, the funding model for public education is broken. School districts are dealing with escalating costs in the face of devastating budget cuts. This cannot stand; too much is at stake.

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Metal Detectors Weren't Working Day of Shooting In Atlanta

School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that public school administrators acknowledged in a statement late Friday that Price Middle school's two metal detectors were "not operable" Thursday.

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Autism Expert to Speak at Boston's League School

Elaine Hall, founder of the Miracle Project, will speak about her unconventional approach to helping children with autism in a free lecture Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at the League School of Greater Boston, 300 Boston Providence Turnpike.

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In Washington State, GOP Education Bills Provoke Questioning

Senate Democrats say two Republican education bills are cookie-cutter copies from a conservative think tank. But Republicans say: Heck, no. Our bills are homemade with homegrown ingredients.

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Everyone Has Plan for Education Reform, Except Michigan Educators

The Center for Michigan has one. So does the governor and legislature. Even the Oxford Foundation has one. What is it? A plan for educational reform, and it seems that everyone, with the exception of the educational community, has one. It seems they would rather simply stand on the sidelines and carp about ideas being advanced.

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Priest Accused of Molestation Moved to L.A. School District Job

A former priest and suspected child molester left employment with the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the L.A. Unified School District, officials confirmed Sunday. The former clergyman, Joseph Pina, did not work with children in his school district job, said L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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Rhee Regrets Firing School Principal on National TV

During her three years as Washington D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee raised eyebrows with her tough-love approach to fixing a failing school system. And when I sat down with Rhee on “This Week,” the controversial education reformer made no apologies for her rough-and-tumble philosophy.

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For One Conn. District: Textbooks Out, iPads In

Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.

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