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Rape case, blackmail allegations roil New York district

This may sound like the plot to a sleazy novel or TV soap opera, but they are elements of a drama unfolding in the Hamburg Central School District.

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2 new Philadelphia principals already removed from schools

The school district swiftly removed two principals from their positions as the heads of High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Bartram High School - just weeks into the school year - in what some observers say is an extremely rare move by officials.

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Corporal punishment persists in Florida schools

Paddling in schools has been declining for years across the country and across Florida. But in North Florida it maintains a fast foothold in 20 public school districts and in uncounted private schools.

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Durham Public Schools revokes district credit cards

Last month, Durham County school board members terminated the district-issued credit card for Durham Public Schools Superintendent Eric Becoats following thousands of dollars in questionable purchases.

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Texans warned of private high schools peddling useless diplomas

Literacy advocates say there’s a burgeoning market of groups that claim to be private accredited schools peddling useless high school diplomas.

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California districts giving report cards a facelift for Common Core

School districts across California are rewriting elementary school report cards to reflect the new learning standards. But because the change is not dictated by the state, it's unclear how many schools are switching.

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Mass. schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

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N.Y. to be one of few states storing student data in the cloud

After months of debate about the risks of storing student data in the cloud, New York is pressing ahead with a plan to create a statewide database for every public school student’s grades, tests scores and attendance records — a tech startup proposal that drew interest from several other states that have now reconsidered.

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Ohio superintendent, coaches charged in teen rape case

Steubenville City School Superintendent Michael McVey and three other school officials were indicted for obstructing an investigation of student athletes in the rape of a 16-year-old girl last year.

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Education commissioner’s emails create flap in Missouri

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has raised the ire of state teachers unions and some lawmakers after emails show she helped craft language in an anti-teacher-tenure ballot initiative.

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