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Some N.J. Schools Face Possible Loss of More State Funding

Paterson’s schools would be entitled to $29 million less in state aid under funding changes proposed by the Christie administration, according to a report by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS).

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Kan. Efficiency Task Force Releases Recommendations

Reviews of the teacher contract negotiation process, school district administrative structures, purchasing policies and state obligations on school construction bonds are among a dozen recommendations from the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force.

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Backed by State Money, Ga. Scholarships Go to Schools Barring Gays

A male student at the Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, who utters “I like boys” or “I am a homosexual” will be expelled.

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LA Teachers Approve New Evaluation Standards

After months of negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a compromise that will now use a controversial multifactor system to evaluate teacher performance.

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Public Input Sought in Search for N.Y. Superintendent

The Poughkeepsie City School District is asking community residents to rate which of nine characteristics are important in seeking to hire the next superintendent.

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Drive Safe for Life Asks: Will Mich. Teens Drive Safely to the Prom?

“Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of death among young adults,” according to information provided by Sabrina Pritchett-Evans, a State Farm Insurance agent in Kalamazoo, and the mother of a young man who will graduate this spring from Kalamazoo Central High School.

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Threat of Using 'Bubble Gun' Gets Pa. 5-year-old Suspended

A 5-year-old kindergartner who told classmates she was going to shoot them, and then herself, with her pink gun that shoots bubbles, was grilled for three hours by school officials without her mother’s knowledge, and then suspended.

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Ill. Principal Returns to Dist. 300 Operations Position

Community Unit District 300 in Hampshire, Illinois has tapped Hampshire High School Principal Chuck Bumbales to see it through a series of upcoming projects.

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Wash. Principal to Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award

Susan Sparks was a second-grader in the mid-1960s at Spokane's predominantly black Lincoln Elementary School when district officials closed it as part of their school integration efforts.

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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost?

The question is one stirring debate over how to integrate nonfiction works into English programs to improve reading scores, while not abandoning the novels that have become the gold standard of high school reading lists.

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