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Sioux Falls (S.D.) to Assign Students iPads, Chromebooks

A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg's second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with "The Princess and the Frog" and answering questions about the story on a worksheet.

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Ohio School Districts Seeking Levies Tell Voters State Aid Uncertain

Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.

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Conn. Special Ed Parents Want State's Input in Darien

Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.

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N.J. Department of Ed Gets 38 applications to Start New Charter Schools

One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.

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New School Meal Guidelines Can be Complicated, Yet Beneficial

Now schools are preparing for the new breakfast guidelines, which will go into effect next school year, and some are applying for grants to help implement and educate students about the new rules.

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Parent Trigger Bill on Failing Schools a National Trend

In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.

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Proposal for Parent-Trigger Overhaul at LA School Well-Received

Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.

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Texas School Safety Bill Approved by Senate Committee

School safety legislation that would provide crisis training for school employees who are authorized to carry concealed handguns on campus was approved Thursday by the Texas Senate Education Committee.

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Archdiocese to Evict Miami Inner-City Charter School

A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.

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Parents Fight Proposed Lynnfield Schools Schedule Change

The prospect of having to get their teens awake and to school 10 minutes earlier and having to find care for their younger children two Wednesday afternoons a month is not going over well with parents in Lynnfield.

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