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Oregon district accuses teachers union of illegal strike

In a complaint filed with the Employment Relations Board, the Portland Public Schools’ legal counsel argues one of the union’s justifications for a strike is class size, which is not on the list of issues that are grounds for a legal strike.

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Bethlehem, Pa., board rejects Advanced Military Aerospace charter school

The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a proposed charter school with an aerospace science curriculum in a military-style setting, citing a lack of community and financial support, among other concerns.

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Senate bill would limit 'seclusion, restraint' in schools

A Senate committee report raises concerns over whether parents are informed when their children are strapped down, physically restrained or placed in seclusion in school to punish or control them.

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Shootings happen every 10 days since Sandy Hook

A stunning 44 school shootings have claimed 28 lives since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School shook the nation.

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Wyoming legislative leaders endorse bill for superintendent study

Legislative leaders unanimously voted for a study of how to undo the state superintendent of public instruction law passed last year that the Wyoming Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional.

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Missouri representative to submit bill about school transfers

Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) announced he will file a "comprehensive" bill this week to address problems plaguing several of his school districts, where several thousands of students have left for better, nearby public schools.

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In Chicago, mobile tracking makes skipping school harder

An Illinois suburban high school is one of the first in the nation allowing parents to use mobile devices to track when and where their students have boarded and exited school buses.

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Missouri board starts discussing fate of children in unaccredited districts

Board members in a workshop with the state’s education department worried about how to give choice to families in unaccredited districts, without sacrificing the children who stay behind.

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Texas district’s school board approves $800 million bond proposal

There has been a major decision in Collin County’s Frisco Independent School District. The school board voted to approve a referendum for voters to decide on a nearly $800 million bond proposal, that would include building 14 new schools.

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Rock Hill schools say digital textbooks help students succeed

Ask any middle school student in Rock Hill to show you a science textbook, and they’re not likely to pull out the heavy, bound book most people remember from their days in school. But these textbooks contain a lot more information, cater to many learning styles and offer teachers more ways to reach their students.

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