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Security for Administration Centers and School Board Meetings

These sites are often overlooked for safety planning by school leaders.
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Jefferson County Board of Education Repeals Earring Ban for Male Students

The Jefferson County (Ala.) Board of Education voted this morning to repeal its ban on male students wearing earrings, according to a statement released by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Texas State Board of Education Poised for Change

These folks have been running for places on the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which sets parameters for what public schoolchildren are supposed to learn, highly influencing the content of textbooks purchased all over the state and beyond.

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Report: School Boards Play Important Role, Face Challenges

While well-known officials such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may get a lot of national press, smaller, sometimes overlooked groups also have a huge impact on American education.

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Pa. Education Department Defends its Treatment of Chester Upland

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

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Gov. Deal moves to replace Miller County Board of Education

The cursing, the squabbling and the anger in Miller County (Ga.) might not end, but the school board as it is currently composed there will.

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Birmingham Board of Education Switches Lawyers, Draws Objection from Lead State Investigator

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

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Alabama Education Team Ready to Run Birmingham City Schools

This week, a team from the Alabama Department of Education will replace the Birmingham Board of Education as decision makers for the state's fourth-largest school system.

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Louisiania Ed Reform Clears the Senate

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

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Fairfax Charter Proposal Reviewed by Board of Education

The Virginia Board of Education conducted a first review of a Fairfax County charter school application.

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