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Arne Duncan: 'There Is No Fix' to Sequestration for Ailing Schools

While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday morning.

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Educators Push for Changes in Maine Student Restraint Rules

New rules governing the restraint of students in public schools have gone too far and need to be changed less than a year after they were instituted, according to educators who gathered Wednesday at the State House.

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N.M. School Eyes Technology to Get Grades Up

After receiving a low grade from the New Mexico A-F Grading Accountability System last school year, Pate Elementary School Principal Therese Rodriguez is determined not to let it happen again. She applied for an Innovative Solutions for Struggling Schools Grant and received $7,200 from the New Mexico Department of Education in January.

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Threatening Text Message Prompts S.C. District Security Alert

A threatening text message received by a Lexington-Richland School District Five teacher on the same day emergency crews evacuated Irmo High School due to smoke in the building has prompted the district to implement extra security measures and law enforcement to investigate the source of the message.

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Lake Superior (Minn.) District Seeks to Continue 4-day School Week

Initial approval was granted for just three years. To continue a four-day week, the district — which includes Two Harbors and Silver Bay schools — must prove that the four-day week did not negatively affect students and that it saved a sufficient amount of money.

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Pa. School District Offers At-Home Drug Tests

Recent drug busts and overdose arrests have a lot of people in the Westmoreland County area on edge.

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Solar Energy, School Security Considered by Highland (Ohio) BOE

Board mem­ber John Mess­mer said it would pro­vide a great cost sav­ings for the school dis­trict and the board will keep the pub­lic updated. Solar Planet of West­er­ville and Con­stel­la­tion Energy are the two com­pa­nies that have been contacted.

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Sandy Hook Students, Staff Likely to Return to Monroe

Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson said Tuesday that Sandy Hook Elementary School probably cannot find another home by the start of the next school year as suitable as the former Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe.

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Iowa House Approves Branstad Education Plan

The Iowa House pushed through Gov. Terry Branstad's education reform package on a party-line vote Wednesday, moving the debate over how teachers are recruited, paid, evaluated and promoted to the Iowa Senate.

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Green Bay School Voucher Proposal Sparks Debate

News that Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget includes an expansion of the state’s school voucher program intensified opposition not only among Democrats but also school board members.

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