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Condition of Trenton (N.J.) High School Shocks Other School Districts

Parents, staff and students from school districts across the state — Trenton, Camden, Irvington, Gloucester City — shared horror stories of broken windows, collapsing roofs and choking mold in dilapidated schools at a meeting yesterday of the state Schools Development Authority.

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Some Object to Massachusetts School's Gay Biblical Play

The head of a western Massachusetts charter school says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections from some who say it’s offensive to Christians.

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U.S. Probes Racial Disparities in Seattle School Discipline

The Education Department is investigating whether Seattle's public school district discriminates against black students by subjecting them to tougher and more frequent discipline than white students, agency and district officials said.

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Reclaiming the Future for Students at Risk

To add to the busy schedules of high school principals and assistant superintendents, they go door-to-door to speak with students—and their parents—in the Clark County (Nev.) School District. These students have dropped out of high school, and administrators are encouraging them to return and pursue a diploma.

Alabama Judge Blocks Governor from Signing School Choice Bill

An Alabama judge has blocked the signing of a hotly contested education bill that has divided the state legislature. Democrats are heralding the decision as a victory but state GOP leaders say the bill was passed fair and square and say the judicial branch needs to butt out of the legislative process.

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Officer Suspended After Gun Discharged in School

A police officer has been suspended without pay as officials investigate an incident at a high school here in which his gun fired. Sean McCutcheon, an officer in the Lloyd, N.Y., police department and a school resource officer for Highland Central School District, accidentally discharged his gun at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday in the hallway of Highland High School here, the school district and police said.

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Reform-Minded Superintendent Leaving Las Vegas

Clark County Schools Superintendent Dwight Jones announced Tuesday evening that he is stepping down from the nation's fifth-largest school district. Jones, who was hired in October 2010, said he is leaving to take care of his ailing mother.

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New Jersey Superintendent Plans to Reshape Montclair Schools

Eight new positions will be created to focus on teacher effectiveness and come with a price tag of more than $800,000 in 2013-2014, but the overall school budget is down 3.3 percent from this year's.

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Schools Sensitive to Guns Target Child's Play

Critics say it is an overreaction to children who are just kidding. But after shootings like the Newtown, Conn., massacre, school leaders are taking tougher approaches.

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Ore. District Expects More Cuts Despite State Increase in Ed. Funding

The legislative proposal relies on $200 million in PERS reform. If that doesn't happen or is held up in court, Hillsboro will slash another $3.7 million from next school year's budget, said Adam Stewart, chief financial officer.

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