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Texas school allegedly tried to ban students from speaking Spanish

A Texas middle school has found itself in the middle of a heated controversy over student rights, educational practices and multiculturalism. According to KHOU-TV, the principal at Hempstead Middle School is on paid administrative leave after trying to ban students from speaking Spanish in class.

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After years of decline, a Boston school rebounds

A Dorchester elementary school has gone from one of the worst in the state to one of the best—in only three years.

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Lack of sex education in Oklahoma City schools raises questions

Oklahoma's largest school district no longer offers sex education courses, choosing instead to teach related content that applies to core subjects like physiology and elective courses such as adult and family living.

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Study: Wealthy N.Y. schools spend 80% more than poor

The New York State United Teachers union says the spending gap points to issues with the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap, which the group is trying to overturn in court.

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Parent involvement at L.A. schools getting new look

An increasing number of community and civil rights groups are reaching out to immigrants to boost activism in education.

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Indiana town losing elementary, high schools

The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.

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Seeing the toll, schools revise zero tolerance

Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.

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PISA results show ‘educational stagnation’ in U.S.

U.S. students continue to perform poorly on international tests, with 15-year-olds scoring in the middle of the global pack on the latest math, reading and science tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Dozens of LA Unified schools lack staff needed to run libraries

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.

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Oregon schools pack in most students per teacher in history, state says

Oregon's student-teacher ratios, long some of the highest in the nation, rose to dramatic new highs of about 22 students per teacher in 2012-13, the state reported.

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