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Philadelphia Promoted Principals in Schools Related to Cheating Suspicions

In 2009, Strawberry Mansion High School appeared to be something of a miracle.

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Santa Clara County's Former Chief Wants to Unload House Onto Taxpayers

Retired county schools Superintendent Charles Weis wants to unload his luxury condo in downtown San Jose -- which has lost about a fifth of its value since its purchase in 2008 -- onto his former employers, potentially costing Santa Clara County taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Family Brings New Allegations of Abuse in Lexington (Mass.) Schools

On the heels of recent allegations of abuse by special education staff in Lexington schools, a third Lexington family has come forward alleging their son was not only put in a seclusion room while a first-grader at Fiske Elementary School, but was also physically restrained while a third-grader at the Estabrook School.

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Nashville Parents Explore Trigger Law for Takeover

Dissatisfied parents and elected officials from West Nashville are exploring a never-before-utilized state law that would allow a public school to be converted into a parent-controlled charter school.

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Cranston (R.I.) Schools Ban 'Father-Daughter' Dance After Complaint

In Cranston, a signature school event, “the father-daughter dance” has been banned in all public schools.

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Fort Wayne Schools Projected as Largest District in Indiana

Preliminary numbers show Fort Wayne Community Schools will be the largest school district in Indiana, passing Indianapolis Public Schools by about 500 students.

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Chicago Schools Reopen After Strike Ends, Budget Looms

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago students returned to school on Wednesday after a teachers' strike ended, thrilling parents who had struggled with child care but shifting the debate to hard questions about budget deficits, school closures and teacher layoffs.

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Mass. Releases MCAS Results

The state this morning announced MCAS scores of individual schools and school districts under a new Massachusetts accountability system that replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Half Of Marylands School Systems Embrace Performance Matters

Starting this school year, all school systems in the state of Maryland will be required to have in place a teacher evaluation system that includes student growth as a significant component of the system.

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Bretford Introduces Learning Commons Resource Center

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today introduced Learning Commons a new section on the Bretford.com website that contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for customers and partners.

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