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Rep. Harris calls for expanded audit of Maryland's education spending

Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated for poor children.

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Education Department giving Newtown $1.3 million

Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce the School Emergency Response to Violence grant during a visit to the state on Friday.

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What Fla. schools can learn from one laptop per child

As Florida schools prepare for a state mandate that requires half of all learning materials to be digital by fall of 2015, state policymakers are trying to figure out how to get an electronic tablet or laptop into the hands of every schoolchild.

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Calif. High School District working on new notification system

After small explosions at Bakersfield High School Monday morning caused a lockdown and sent students home early, some parents are upset about what they say is the school district's lack of communication.

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How BYOD helped a school district and its 14,000 students improve learning

Starting in 2004, high school students in the district, which encompasses Cincinnati, Ohio, and rural parts of northern Kentucky, were given the choice of bringing their own laptops to school to do their schoolwork, but few students did so due to concerns about theft and the cost of the machines.

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Baton Rouge breakaway school district bill passes final committee, heads to House

Senate Bill 199 passed the committee by a vote of 14 to 7. It is one of two bills being debated that would form the breakaway district, but S.B. 199 was the only one discussed in the committee Wednesday. The other, Senate Bill 73, still has to pass through a Civil Law and Procedure committee before reaching the House floor.

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Officials in Montgomery County School District unveil new security system

Superintendent Dr. Curtis Griffin says that in the three weeks they’ve had the system, a registered sex offender came to one of the elementary schools to do maintenance work.

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Wisconsin schools retire Native American logo

A state law requires the state superintendent to consider any complaints that a school mascot or nickname is race-based and discriminatory and decide whether to order the school to drop the moniker. The Winter School Board decided last month to proactively replace the logo.

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Chicago Board of Education to vote on proposal to close 53 schools amid failing enrollment

The Chicago Board of Education was expected to take a final vote Wednesday on whether to close 53 schools, an ambitious proposal that sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define — for better or worse — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.

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Fla. State Board of Education to get legislative update

Members of Florida's State Board of Education are getting an update on a series of education measures that were passed by the Florida Legislature this session.

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