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Berlin (Wisc.) School District told to change Indians mascot

Students and parents have mixed emotions. Three years ago there was a complaint filed to the DPI over the Indian name. In 2011 a group sued the state when the Department of Public Instruction first ordered the district to change the controversial name.

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Oakland Unified board to consider selling properties

Right now, the school district owns 108 properties on 525 acres of land. What the board wants to do is decide if the school district should sell some of the buildings they no longer use, or lease them.

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Uniforms seen as bright spot in drab back-to-school season

Uniforms were once required mostly by U.S. private and parochial schools. More public schools have begun to require them. Many school principals are advocating a uniform policy citing its positive impact on issues like peer pressure, classroom discipline, student safety and bullying.

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N.H. education tax credit will aid few public school students

In the quickly approaching school year, about 100 students statewide will receive scholarships under the state’s new education tax credit law. But the majority of those scholarships will go to home-schoolers or students already attending private schools rather than to public school students seeking alternative options.

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Local Minn. schools to open online programs this fall

Lisa Snyder, Lakeville superintendent, said offering online instruction to students at every grade level was a logical step in her district's continued efforts to bring more technology into student learning.

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Just months after closing 50 schools, Chicago issues RFP for more charter schools

Without fanfare, the district posted an official “request for proposals” to its website Monday that invites charter schools to apply to open shop in what the school district has identified as priority neighborhoods—large swaths of the Southwest and Northwest sides.

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Boston Public Schools' vendor loses flash drive with data on 21,000 students

A vendor contracted by the Boston Public School system to print student identification badges lost a flash drive with basic data for more than 21,000 middle and high school students, prompting the school system to redesign the badges to prevent the lost data from being misused, officials said.

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Hillsborough County (Fla.) single-gender schools find success

In 2011, the Hillsborough County school district took the unusual step of embracing single-gender education, establishing separate boys’ and girls’ academies in a pair of middle schools in east Tampa.

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For students in tornado-ravaged town, back-to-school will be 'new normal'

Students heading back to the classroom in Moore, Okla. on Friday nearly three months after a massive tornado destroyed their schools will find a "new normal," their superintendent says, with some pupils attending classes in a church and others in a building loaned by a junior high.

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North Carolina schools chief says test scores will drop this year

Public schools’ standardized test scores will drop this year, June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction, said Monday.

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