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Hillsborough (Fla.) starts early, sinks resources into turnaround schools

Angela Vickers has one of the toughest jobs in the Hillsborough County school district. She's principal of a middle school, arguably the hardest age to teach. And by state standards, hers is the lowest-performing among more than 200 schools.

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Towns nationwide, including Maine district, seek expanded police presence in schools

In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.

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So bake sales are taboo?

Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.

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Protests fail to deter Chicago from shutting 49 schools

Officials here in the third-largest district in the country voted, after an emotional meeting, to close 49 public schools that they said were not being fully used.

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Jason Glass lands superintendent job in Colorado

Iowa’s top education official and a leading advocate for school reform is leaving the state. Jason Glass, director of the state’s Department of Education, has been appointed superintendent of Colorado’s Eagle County school district.

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Hays CISD (Texas) names Michael McKie new superintendent

McKie will earn a base salary of $190,000. He starts on Tuesday and said he plans to visit every school in the district before the school year ends on June 5.

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Early childhood: 4K needed in S.C.

A strong system of quality, early childhood education can address various graps in school success, as studies have shown consistently positive effects of preschool.

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Lu Anne Meinders named superintendent of Jackson (N.J.) School District

With outgoing Superintendent Thomas Gialanella set to retire June 30, the township Board of Education named a 25-year school district employee as his replacement.

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Florida releases FCAT scores

Fewer than 60 percent of Florida’s third-graders — 57 percent — are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last year’s 56 percent.

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Guess how Baltimore City Schools spent federal stimulus money?

Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.

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