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Up to 50 Dallas ISD Schools Could See New Principals Next Year

Forty to 50 Dallas ISD schools will have new principals next fall as Superintendent Mike Miles presses his leadership overhaul to rally a struggling district.

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Charter School Demand in Mass. Disputed

Waiting list totals can count students more than once, a review of state data found.

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Sequestration Hits Impact Aid Districts

Most districts won’t feel the impact of sequester cuts for another year. But Silver Valley (Calif.) USD is already facing the harsh reality of nearly $500,000 in funding cuts this year alone.

Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers

Several model education programs are leading the charge to fulfill President Barack Obama's call for 100,000 highly qualified STEM teachers over the next decade, and to get them ready for the much-anticipated new K-12 math and science standards.

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School District Clinics in Wis. Could Help Trim Health Costs

By launching an on-site health clinic for employees, the Green Bay Area Public School District has cut costs for itself - as well as for teachers and their dependents covered by district health insurance. And the West Bend School District is on the verge of taking the same step.

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Cursive Handwriting Disappearing From Public Schools

The curlicue letters of cursive handwriting, once considered a mainstay of American elementary education, have been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years. Now, with most states adopting new national standards that don’t require such instruction, cursive could soon be eliminated at most public schools.

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Sioux Falls (S.D.) to Assign Students iPads, Chromebooks

A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg's second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with "The Princess and the Frog" and answering questions about the story on a worksheet.

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Ohio School Districts Seeking Levies Tell Voters State Aid Uncertain

Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.

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Conn. Special Ed Parents Want State's Input in Darien

Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.

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N.J. Department of Ed Gets 38 applications to Start New Charter Schools

One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.

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