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Judge Temporarily Halts Ala. Private School Tax Credits

A Montgomery judge temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill and set a hearing for Tuesday afternoon.

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S.D. Legislature Passes Bill For Schools to Train and Arm Teachers

The South Dakota Legislature gave final approval Monday to a plan that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel to prevent attacks like December's shooting at a grade school in Connecticut.

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Feds Reviewing Discipline Rates of Black Students in Seattle Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle Public Schools.

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Fla. Gov. Scott Highlights Schools in State of State

Jobs and education were the main points in Gov. Rick Scott's third State of the State speech, one that comes as he prepares to seek re-election.

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Proposed Legislation Promotes Kan. Charters

Two bills introduced in the Legislature would give charter schools greater freedom to open and operate in Kansas, where the schools have struggled to find a foothold.

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NY High School Raises $489K with Marathon Dance

The 710 students from South Glens Falls High School danced for more than a day: Conga lines, "Gangnam Style," giddy-ups, hand jives and the "Harlem Shake." Then, flushed and weary, the teens showed why this is a dance marathon with a difference.

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Inexperienced Teachers A Booming Trend

The push for high-performing college graduates and non-teachers from other professions to enter the classroom has reached an all-time high in the past few years.

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Capitol Alert: Fewer Calif. Districts in Financial Distress

The number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has dropped by a third in the last year, state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson said Monday.

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First, Only Virtual School in Mass. Will be Closed

A new state law, signed in January, which establishes Commonwealth virtual schools, would have required the locally run academy to be overseen by the state, like a charter school.

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Atlanta Schools May Create Own Police Force

The aim of putting officers on campus every day would be to more effectively prevent crime and defuse conflicts with words instead of weapons, officials say.

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