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Kansas schools to teach climate change, evolution under new standards

The Kansas state school board Tuesday approved new, multistate science standards for public schools that treat both evolution and climate change as key concepts to be taught from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Law being proposed could dissolve Michigan district and others struggling

The Pontiac school district could be dissolved and students distributed to other districts under legislation being worked on this week in the House of Representatives Education Committee in Lansing.

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New Orleans recovery district close schools, most students head to other substandard schools

The vast majority of students leaving four failing schools closed by the Recovery School District are headed to other substandard schools next year.

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Panel OKs Education Department to build schools

The Education Department could use federal dollars to build schools for districts that suffer traumatic events such as those in Newtown, Conn., under an agreement the Senate education panel approved Wednesday.

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86 percent of kids in closing D.C. schools haven't re-enrolled

Only 14 percent of the students who attend closing DC Public Schools have re-enrolled in the school system for the fall, schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday.

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In response to Newtown shootings, some states move to put guns in classrooms

While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying – not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant.

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Active-shooter drills advised for West Virginia schools

Every West Virginia school should practice responding to a gunman's attack at least annually, as part of a plan to guard against violence, the top prosecutor for the state's southern federal court district said Tuesday.

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Valuing physics over P.E., Colorado schools test novel pay scale

A wealthy school district in Colorado is launching a radical experiment that sets a different pay scale for each category of educator, ensuring that even the best third-grade teacher would never earn as much as a veteran high-school math teacher.

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Chicago Public Schools issues 5-year plan

An annual scorecard on the district's performance and greater accountability throughout the system are some of the promises outlined in the first long-term plan for Chicago Public Schools issued since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office.

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Art programs may face final curtain call In Philadelphia schools

Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.

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