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A Nation at Risk: 30 Years Later

Industry experts gathered to discuss what has changed--and hasn’t--since “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform” was published

Boston to Boost Scrutiny of School Workers’ Records

Boston Public Schools, in a push to beef up background checks on employees, will meet the requirements of a new state law mandating that all staff be fingerprinted, and will go a step further by scouring court documents to see if a string of “nonconvictions” is a sign of questionable character.

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Ore. District Names New Principals at Middle Schools and Elementary

Hillsboro School District has named new principals at Brown Middle, South Meadows Middle and Rosedale Elementary schools to fill retirements and other changes.

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Donald Oakes Returns to School in Miss.

Whenever faced with impending leadership voids during the past 13 years, Vicksburg Warren School District has turned to one man for transitional guidance.

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Geography Lessons Make a World of Difference in Education

A new nationwide survey finds overwhelming public support for geography at all levels of education and recognizes the discipline’s value in government and business.

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The N.Y.C. Board of Ed Lives On, If Only to Be Sued

Many lawyers and their clients have discovered that if you have a legal complaint against New York’s public school system, you cannot fight City Hall.

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Debunking the Persistent Myth of Lagging U.S. Schools

Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.

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Indiana School Districts Study Changes in State Funding

The superintendent is examining projected school funding projections for 2014-15 within the recently adopted state budget. His Munster district can expect a funding hike of 2 percent next year and 1.4 percent in 2015. In dollars, it amounts to per pupil funding of $5,643 in 2014 and $5,719 in 2015.

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Montgomery County (Md.) Residents Fighting School District on School Site

The 13.4 acres in question on Saul Road has been at the center of the dispute between neighbors and the district. MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig said the district owns that land as a school site, and gave it over to the Parks Department under the condition it would have it back if they needed to build a school.

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Dexter (Maine) Schools Looking to Lend its Curriculum to Chinese Schools

This school year, Dexter started its international student program and brought six students from China to Dexter Regional High School.

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