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Guns Not the Way to Protect Students

New Michigan legislation sends a message to our kids that the only way we can keep them safe is to surround them with more instruments of violence. As a mom who holds the safety and happiness of my two girls above all else, I believe we are better than that.

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Norfolk (Va.) Schools Tell Board Makeover Is Under Way

From revamped student achievement testing to an employee pay scale study and scrutiny of teacher absenteeism, the division is undergoing a sweeping makeover to improve its schools' success, administrators told the School Board at a retreat Saturday.

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The State of Our Schools: Is Florida the Model? Mississippi’s Leaders Take a Cue

Florida is the origin of many of the reforms cited this year by Mississippi legislators – charter schools, scholarships to private schools, requiring third-graders to read at a certain level before they can advance and giving teachers performance bonuses.

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Should Schools Write off Penmanship?

Will the youth of our country revert back 100 years and create an X on a document for identification because they don’t know how to write?

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Michigan District Police to Increase Presence at Schools

Spurred in part by the deadly shootings last month at an elementary school in Connecticut, Shelby Township police officers will become more frequent visitors to schools in 2013.

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Auditor targets 100 More Ohio Schools

The state auditor has identified about 100 more Ohio schools that show signs they might have “ scrubbed” student data.

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Rural Montana Schools Re-evaluate Safety Policies after Sandy Hook

Schools across America are re-evaluating their policies, procedures and facilities in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and Thompson Falls is no different.

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Some Ohio Schools Don't Allow Seclusion, Have Restrictions on Restraints

Many Licking County school districts already have policies in place prohibiting seclusion rooms as well as limits on when restraint can be used.

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Akron Schools Disciplining Black Students at Higher Rate than Urban Districts

During the 2010-11 school year, Akron Public Schools disciplined black students at the highest rate of the eight largest urban districts in Ohio.

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California Gov. Brown to Shift Money to Poorer Schools

With a slowly recovering economy and the recent passage of temporary taxes, Gov. Brown now wants to move the additional educational dollars floating around to school districts serving poorer students and English learners.

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