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School grading questioned with Florida chief’s exit

Tony Bennett’s resignation from the state superintendent seat in Florida could have repercussions for the broader education reform movement, including the trendy policy of grading schools on an A-F scale.

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Greenfield (Wis.) Schools hire Judge Kapocius as HR director

The Greenfield (Wis.) School District hired Mark S. Kapocius, a municipal judge from Greendale, a suburb of Milwaukee, as director of human resources, finishing off a round of three administrative hires in the district.

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Darien, Conn. district hires Illinois lawyer to probe special ed

The Darien school district appears to be one step closer toward healing wounds with parents, now that it has hired an attorney from Illinois to investigate all aspects of special education in the district.

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Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District to hire full-time police officer

The Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District has put out an advertisement for a full-time police officer to begin patrolling schools. During the month of August, the officer will concentrate on improving security measures throughout the district.

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Brookline, Mass. district confronts surging school enrollment

A consultant has identified three to four kindergarten-through-eighth-grade schools that Brookline, Mass. could expand to address its surging student enrollment, along with renovations at the Devotion and Brookline High schools.

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Wake County, N.C. residents want to change high school's name

By Wednesday afternoon, more than 430 people had signed a petition on the website Change.org that urges the Wake County, N.C. school board to opt for the name “West Apex High” instead of Apex Friendship High. The word “Friendship” was included in the name to honor the historic Friendship community, where the new school will be located.

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Utah district asks board for $501M

Jordan School District residents could be voting on the largest bond proposal in Utah history—a request for more than $500 million. The request comes as a result of the district’s boom in student population, which has rocketed 60 percent to 51,000 students over the last decade, with more than 2,000 new students expected this fall.

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Complaints force NYC school to remove book from summer reading list

Sixth-grade students in a New York City borough were reportedly assigned to read a book that touched on masturbation until angered parents got the title removed from the summer reading list.

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S.C. gov. meets with business leaders to discuss education reform

Gov. Nikki Haley met with about a dozen business and legislative leaders Wednesday morning in a private meeting to discuss her forthcoming education reform proposal.

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Wash. state lawmakers may add year to ed reform payments

Some Washington state lawmakers wonder if they may be able to take an extra year to phase in billions more dollars for education funding reform, as ordered by the state Supreme Court.

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