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LAUSD Superintendent Deasy will reportedly resign in February

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy plans to resign in February. Deasy told CBS2/KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel via email that “nothing is official” and that he hasn’t submitted any paperwork regarding a resignation.

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Two Long Island schools to close due to declining enrollment

Two of Half Hollow Hills' seven elementary schools, in Melville, N.Y., will close at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment districtwide—a cost-cutting move that drew both anger and sadness from parents.

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New program will train high school students for high-demand fields

High school seniors from seven area school districts are earning their high school diploma while also learning skills for high-demand fields under a program launched at Waukesha County Technical College. The yearlong pilot of the college's Dual Enrollment Academy offers manufacturing-related skills training in welding and metal fabrication, tool and die, and information technology.

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Warily, schools watch students on the internet

For years, a principal’s job was to make sure students were not creating a ruckus in the hallways or smoking in the bathroom. Vigilance ended at the schoolhouse gates. Now, as students complain, taunt, and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology for help.

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Trenton students rally for high school's repairs

About 100 students and community activists gathered outside Trenton Central High School this morning to demand repair or rebuilding of the aging school building. The students echoed chants of “Rebuild TCHS” while they walked around the building holding signs, drawing honks from passing cars as school administrators looked on.

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Using the schools as leverage for neighborhoods

The planning is underway in Baltimore's $1 billion-plus, decade-long effort to bring public schools into the 21st century—in fact, there's a design expo at Morgan State University this weekend—which means we have entered a seminal period in the city's history.

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Real-world skills in the classroom

It’s not about time; it’s about relevance. Each year, nearly one in four American teenagers drops out of high school. Twenty other countries now have higher high-school graduation rates.

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Pa. district appeals breast cancer bracelet ban reversal

The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 to appeal a federal appeals court's decision that rejected its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school.

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N.J. district cancels testing after exams are leaked on the internet

Testing of public school students in a New York City suburb was canceled on Monday after someone anonymously posted several of the exams on a public website. The breach of test security in the Montclair, N.J., school district was discovered by a parent on Friday. Only teachers and senior staff have password access to the secure web portal.

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Illinois grade school test scores plunge—especially in poor communities

The push to toughen state exams for Illinois grade school students triggered widespread drops in 2013 scores, with hundreds of schools in some of the state's poorest communities seeing performances plunge.

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