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Crime drops in New York City classrooms

Crime in city schools is down, but black and Hispanic kids are still far more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.

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How Mexico's courageous education reforms could affect Texas

A long era of corruption-fueled dysfunction in Mexico may slowly be drawing to a close. The Mexican legislature last week summoned a special kind of courage to defy one of the most powerful vestiges of old-style machine politics: the national teachers unions.

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Report: Changes to Indiana school grades were ‘plausible’

Former state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said he felt “vindicated” by a new report on a grade-changing flap in Indiana that led to his resignation in Florida.

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Denver Public Schools give children bus cards to increase safety

Denver Public Schools will issue electronic cards to about 26,000 children in an effort to strengthen safety measures for those who take a bus to school.

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Philly schools open to 'grim new normal'

The first day of school in Philadelphia is also the start of a grim new normal for the district's 137,000 students and their families.

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Camden County Technical Schools names new superintendent

The Camden County Technical Schools board of education has appointed Patricia Fitzgerald, who has served as principal for the district’s Pennsauken campus since 2001, as its new superintendent.

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Newtown school board begins superintendent search

The Newtown Board of Education announced that it is starting its search for a permanent superintendent, while also expressing its gratitude to John Reed for serving as interim superintendent of schools.

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Aaron Leavell is named Bremerton School District superintendent

Without much ado, the Bremerton Board of Education selected its new superintendent just one day after the new school year started.

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Gang fears prompt two Denver high schools to close

Fears that a gang feud could escalate further prompted the closure of two high schools Friday and the postponement of a homecoming dance.

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Wake County sees more charter schools opening

Lunch is in the classroom instead of a cafeteria, and students rely on public transportation rather than school buses to get to Longleaf School of the Arts in downtown Raleigh. But you won’t hear students complain.

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