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Boston parents select schools under new assign plan

Under the new system, the school department will generate a list of at least six choices for each family based on their home address with a bias toward local schools.

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Obama administration recommends ending 'zero-tolerance' policies in schools

The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't.

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8 violations for school in wake of lab fire

Fire Department investigators have cited Beacon High School in Manhattan for eight violations, finding that dangerous chemicals were being stored unsafely and that safety equipment and practices were lacking in at least three rooms. One was the makeshift lab where two students were engulfed in flames last week when a chemistry demonstration went horribly awry.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools leader unveils plan to improve district deficiencies

Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez unveiled a proposed 6-month transition plan for consideration by the school board that includes a recommendation to overhaul the district's administrative structure by relocating about 100 employees to individual schools to improve responsiveness.

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Tulsa-area schools see mixed funding in midyear adjustments in state aid

Midyear adjustments in state aid for Tulsa-area districts came in mostly as expected, but an overall reduction in per-pupil expenditures still stings, school officials say.

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Report raises questions about Nevada’s school accountability under No Child Left Behind waiver

Many “failing” Nevada school were given a pass under the state’s new accountability system, according to a recently released national report.

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Nebraska state ed department begins plans to 'score' schools

The Nebraska Department of Education took a step Monday toward creating a system to hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into just a few classifications.

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Portland Public Schools marathon contract talks don't yield deal

Portland Public Schools and its teachers union were unable to reach a deal despite a 21-hour marathon bargaining session, and both sides are now figuring out what to do next.

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Arizona lawmaker seeks expanded vouchers for private and parochial schools

Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.

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Slow broadband internet speeds vex nation's schools

As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.

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