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Michigan's schools chief 1 of 28 education officials nationwide paid more than governor

Nine states have schools leaders making more than $200,000, and Mississippi's top education official makes the most at $307,125, according to the report.

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Child of survivor pushes holocaust education bill for Pa. schools

Bill would require Pennsylvania public and private schools to provide education on the Holocaust and other genocides for students in grades six through 12.

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Mayoral candidate releases plan to close achievement gap in Boston Public Schools

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo proposes increasing access to early childhood education and more extended learning time in schools, among other initiatives.

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Jefferson County (Ky.) schools can apply to allow cellphone use in classrooms

Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.

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New healthy lunch rule meets pushback in Utah schools

Students nationwide are gearing up for year two of the school lunch overhaul required by the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

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Illinois governor expands gym class exemption to disabled students

Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.

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Charter schools sue Arizona to keep funding

About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site funds that state officials say it overpaid the schools.

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Despite promise of extra cash, teachers want out of tough Florida schools

For five schools in Pinellas County facing restructuring for chronic low performance, hiring and keeping good teachers is a never-ending battle.

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Los Angeles plans to give 640,000 students free iPads

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will receive 31,000 free iPads this school year under a new $30 million program launched by the district. But that's only the initial phase of the program.

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Closed Michigan district's 2,200 students, buildings reassigned

In a meeting that saw residents vow to fight for justice and educators fight back tears, the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency board voted to reassign the 2,200 students who attended the Inkster public schools district to four nearby districts.

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