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Houston schools that use Native American images may change mascots

Superintendent Terry Grier says district's new policy will correct "a longstanding wrong" by banning mascots and nicknames that use race or ethnicity.

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Minneapolis schools look at new ways to discipline students

Facing federal scrutiny, Minneapolis schools are considering revisions to a discipline policy that is intended to keep order in classrooms but has imposed heavier ­penalties on black and American Indian ­students.

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Former DeKalb schools COO gets 15 years

The former chief operating officer for DeKalb County schools was sentenced to 15 years in prison and her former husband was sentenced to eight years in prison for manipulating construction contracts.

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El Paso's schools cheating probe gets mixed signals

Federal education agency officials say they won’t pursue potential civil rights violations from a cheating scheme at El Paso public schools, though the school district may not be totally in the clear.

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Pennsylvania schools told to lose speech limits

School districts in Pennsylvania have been told to remove unconstitutional speech limits after a federal appeals court struck down one district’s policy.

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Lessons for Chicago locals on power of parents in schools

A community group has turned hundreds of hesitant parents into capable classroom helpers, role models and leaders by tapping into strengths many don’t realize they have.

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Opening budget to parent input a work in progress at Modesto area schools

The extra funding heading to San Joaquin Valley schools with the state’s new funding formula comes with a catch – parents get a say in how that money will be spent.

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N.Y. state attorney general investigating discipline in Syracuse schools

The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.

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Some Ohio schools line up for virtual classrooms

Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.

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Real estate listings include school ratings

But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.

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