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W.V. School System Needed a Change, Says Board Member

State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.

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Ten Pittsburgh Schools Recognized for Progress

Amid the banging of African drums, Pittsburgh Public Schools honored academic growth by students in 10 schools under new formulas for measuring how teachers help students learn.

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S.C. Districts Work Toward More Technology in Classrooms

Nysire Lawrimore moved his finger across an iPad to animate one of the cartoon stars of his latest school video.

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Lafayette (La.) Schools Seek Wireless Access Expansion

By the spring, all Lafayette Parish School System high schools and middle schools could have more wireless access points to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more e-learning into the classroom, said LaShona Dickerson, the district’s instructional technology director.

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Atlanta Schools Seek Consistency in Charters

Fulton County Schools Charter Coordinator Laura Stowell said last week she hopes a new district plan brings more consistency in charters and charter schools in the future as the system continues its transition to a charter system.

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Michigan Schools Overhaul Faces Fight

A plan to overhaul Michigan's public education funding system came under sharp scrutiny Monday, as educators, state lawmakers and parents got their first glimpse at the proposed changes.

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Newark (N.J.) Schools, Agencies Work to Curb Student Hunger

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

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D.C. Plan to Close 20 Public Schools Draws Opposition, Though Some Legislators See No Other Choice

Yesterday the D.C. Council wrapped up two hearings on D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's plan to close and consolidate 20 schools in the coming two years. During the 14 hours of discussion and debate, councilmembers both heard from Henderson and questioned her plan, while activists and residents from across the city stayed at the Wilson Building for hours in order to make their opinions heard.

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No Charges for Not Reporting Sexual Misconduct in Ohio District

No charges will be filed against two Morrow County elementary-school principals and one teacher who had been under investigation for failing to report sexual misconduct at the school, the Morrow County prosecutor said yesterday.

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Apple Ups Enthusiasm and Test Scores at Milwaukie Private School

iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

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