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Nashville school board fights for more state funding

The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars, setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.

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School enrollment surge has districts scrambling for classroom space

A surge in kindergarten students has left Framingham, Mass., school officials scrambling for classroom space. In Milford, Mass., educators expect to teach more students than forecast by the census once all of the town’s immigrant children enroll. And Natick is studying whether to build a new middle school to ease overcrowding a year after the town’s $89 million high school opened.

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Harrisburg sees mixed results on high school Keystone exams

The Harrisburg school district had mixed results on the state Keystone Exams for high school juniors. Scores provided the first formal indication of academic progress in the struggling school system compared to goals set by its Act 141 recovery plan effective last spring.

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ABC News viewers help struggling Philadelphia high school

In a special ABC News "Hidden America" report on Strawberry Mansion High School, located in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood with a high crime rate, that first aired last May, Diane Sawyer and ABC News producers followed the daily lives of the school's students and faculty, including its new principal, during the 2012-13 school year. ABC News went back in November to see how Strawberry Mansion was fairing in the new school year.

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Hidden cameras test school security

"Today" National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen was able to enter one New Jersey school without giving a name. Unescorted, he went looking for the main office, per school policy. As he looked, he walked past several classrooms with kids, stopping at one to ask a teacher for directions. No one asked who he was, or what he was doing there. For two minutes, he walked through the halls, and was only stopped once he arrived at the office.

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How flipped classrooms are turning traditional classes upside down

Here's an idea for improving the learning environment in a low-performing urban school: Stand the traditional classroom model on its head. That's the experiment under way in a suburban Detroit school.

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Somber remembrances mark anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting

Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and the country marked the anniversary with events including a White House moment of silence.

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California schools fear losing funds for lowincome students

Many districts are urging the state to guarantee them all funding due this year, based on last year's count of lowincome students. Under the new rules, districts are receiving extra money for students who are low-income, learning English or in foster care.

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Amherst (Mass.) superintendent favors near-elimination of suspensions

Superintendent Maria Geryk told the Amherst-Pelham regional school committee Tuesday that she hopes to nearly eliminate students’ suspension as a punishment in favor of more effective methods of classroom control.

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Maine education committee hopes to introduce school funding reform bill

Despite a short time line and a potentially big price tag, several lawmakers on the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee said they plan to introduce an education reform measure in the upcoming session that will incorporate recommendations from a $450,000 outside analysis of how the state funds local schools.

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