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Wis. Schools Turn Away From Gimmicks to Motivate Students for Test Season

Sophomores at Wausau West High School are about two-thirds the way through taking state standardized tests, and they have no questions about how critical it is that they do well.

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Budget Cuts Force Beaverton (Ore.) Teachers Into Classes They've Never Taught

Jessica Keskitalo spent five years teaching world history, economics and government at Westview High School.

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Passage of Ga. Charter Schools Amendment Heartens Some, Worries Others

With the bruising battle over the charter schools amendment in the state’s rear-view mirror, educators and politicians are focusing on what they believe comes next.

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N.Y. District Tweaking New Lunch Plans

In September, schools began following a federal law to make lunches healthier, but some of the changes have been unpopular with students, and now some schools are searching for solutions.

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Fighting Truancy in Chicago Schools: A Score Card on Strategies

Chicago school officials have tried but largely abandoned various strategies for combating truancy in grades K-8 during the past two decades, while collecting little if any data on whether the programs were effective or why some failed. A few programs remain in place but operate on a limited scale or are riddled with problems, the Tribune found.

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Candidates File Papers to Run for L.A. School Board

The race for three Los Angeles school board seats — and an expected showdown between the teachers union and its opponents — began to take shape Saturday with the deadline for candidates to announce their plans to run.

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Cyber-Charter Schools: Are They Making the Grade?

Angela Altrichter home-schooled all three of her sons through eighth grade.

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School Shooting Protocol Shifts From Lockdown-Only

Students in Canton, Mass., are the latest to receive training that would give them a more proactive role in responding to a school shooter. Instead of hiding, they would barricade doors and learn counter techniques.

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W.Va. Schools Most Prepared for Disaster, Study Finds

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

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The Fight Over A Failing Chicago High School

By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has failed.

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