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Second ethics complaint against Brookfield, Conn. board member

The Board of Ethics opted this week to incorporate a second ethics complaint against a new Board of Education member. The complaints were made against Gregory Beck, 26, who is also a town emergency services dispatcher, for his Facebook comment related to the anniversary of the Newtown shooting tragedy.

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McAuliffe picks former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton as ed secretary

For his education secretary, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has picked someone steeped in Virginia government: Anne Holton. The former Virginia first lady is the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, himself a past Virginia governor; the daughter of another former governor, Linwood Holton; and a onetime judge on Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

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Farm town develops education success formula

While Latinos are poised to become the state's largest ethnic group in 2014, they continue to score lower on standardized tests, graduate at lower rates and drop out more often than other students.

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New Nebraska state education commissioner wants adaptable schools

Matthew Blomstedt said he wants to build a state data system that's more organized and easier for schools to use, so they can monitor student progress.

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How Michigan's schools teach music, drama, painting and more

That graduation requirement, coupled with budget pressures facing districts across the state, has often put elementary and middle school arts programs on the chopping block.

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Program raises awareness, offers solutions to bullying in schools

TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.

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Pennsylvania parents petition to keep cell towers away from schools

The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.

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Happy holidays from District Administration

DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

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NC schools bracing for impact of Read to Achieve law

A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.

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Chance to help with education grows on a tree at Mall at Robinson

Earlier this month, volunteers and staff members from The Education Partnership distributed 7,774 holiday packages filled with school supplies to needy children in 22 area schools. The partnership is hoping for a financial boost for that effort from an Education Tree set up at The Mall at Robinson where shoppers can make a $15 donation in return for a handmade ornament.

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