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ACLU: 1 in 10 Pa. public school students given suspensions

Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts have dramatically increased their reliance on disciplinary practices like out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, study finds.

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Voters says too much testing in NY schools

A majority of New Yorkers believed there is too much testing in schools, but voters were closely divided on the new controversial Common Core curriculum, a poll Monday found.

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Talent-starved industries push for more computer programming education

A dozen other classrooms in the Kansas City area are among 60 nationwide developing and trying out a curriculum to get more high school students learning the many languages of computer coding.

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Portland Schools, like many urban districts, faces inquires about empty schools

When Portland Public Schools leaders agreed to sell Washington High School last month, the deal represented an exception rather than the rule in the way Oregon’s largest district deals with shuttered campuses.

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Report: Hudson County schools in N.J. lost out on $400M in state aid

Hudson County schools were shortchanged more than $400 million in state aid in the past five years, according to a study by the Education Law Center.

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Five more struggling Syracuse schools will get extra learning time

Five Syracuse schools will have more time to teach their children next year, and they will get help from national experts on how to use that extra time.

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Dallas ISD exploring ways to reopen schools

Dallas ISD is exploring ways to reopen several schools that were closed over the past two years in a cost-saving move.

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Jurors hearing closing arguments in DeKalb, Ga., schools racketeering trial

The question put to jurors today is was architect Tony Pope a criminal or a sloppy record keeper? The evidence is in and prosecutors and defenses attorneys are making their closing arguments today to the jurors hearing the racketeering and theft trial against Pope and his ex-wife Pat Reid, the former chief operating officers for DeKalb County Schools.

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E-cigarette use doubled in one year in middle and high schools

Electronic cigarette use doubled among U.S. middle school students from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent in 2012, health officials say.

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Network of all-boys NYC public schools growing

Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model had been resurrected to serve New York City's poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than college.

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