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Kentucky school district may alter grading scale to help students

In Bullitt County, some B students soon could become A students — not based on improvements in their work, but rather because of a change in the grading scale.

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Lawsuit over California school's yoga classes heads to trial

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.

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Superintendent shortage has Massachusetts schools paying top dollar

Superintendents have long been the top wage earners in communities across southeastern Massachusetts, but those salaries could be surging, as local districts increasingly struggle to find not just the right person, but someone who will stay long enough to make a difference.

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Minneapolis schools to revive autonomy plan amid mixed results in US

In the latest effort to boost student performance, the Minneapolis school district wants to give more autonomy to individual schools. Under the effort, schools would have discretion over budgeting, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.

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Bid for funding shift benefiting North Carolina charter schools falls short

Those who oversee public school district coffers are breathing a collective uneasy sigh of relief, at least for now, after a renewed attempt to funnel more money to charter schools is likely put to bed for this legislative session.

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New York schools chief warns against changes

Warning that the fate of New York City education was “hanging in the balance,” Dennis M. Walcott, the schools chancellor, suggested on Saturday that the school system was at risk of falling into disarray in the hands of a new mayor.

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Making water cool at Ukiah schools

During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."

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Dual enrollment change could cost Florida schools millions

Broward and Palm Beach County schools could face a tough choice next year: pay millions of dollars or allow fewer students to take dual enrollment classes in local colleges.

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Students rally for Philadelphia schools, shut down traffic

A swelling crowd of thousands of Philadelphia public school students left their classes at noon and marched outside the district headquarters on North Broad Street to protest proposed education cuts.

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Maine education groups testify in favor of statewide pre-K

Education groups testified in favor of a bill Friday that would make Maine one of a handful of states offering universal pre-kindergarten, a program that President Obama has advocated nationwide.

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