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New excavations begin at Fla. reform school

A search for unmarked graves in September yielded two bodies. A second dig with heavy machinery is now searching for 50 possible burial sites.

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Danbury, Conn. officials asked to adjust school redistricting plan

The Board of Education in Danbury, Conn. has asked school officials to amend a redistricting plan created to reduce student overcrowding. The changes would reduce school bus travel time for students who would be sent to different schools.

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More police planned at Nev. school after shooting

Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago will be greeted by extra police officers but few other changes, with one big exception: Michael Landsberry, the beloved math teacher and athletic coach they say combined the toughness of an ex-Marine with the compassion of a caring educator, won't be there.

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N.Y. education commissioner says state is committed to Common Core

The state's top education leader took the stage in Rochester on Friday to field questions from a crowd of elected leaders representing the school system's main constituents—students, teachers, and parents.

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Mass. ranks 1st In U.S. in global education study

Massachusetts finished first among U.S. states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe. Nineteen percent of Massachusetts eighth-graders reached an advanced benchmark in mathematics on the 2011 tests while 24 percent reached an advanced level in science.

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Central Indiana charter school to close Friday

A central Indiana charter school will close at the end of the week after being unable to raise $250,000 by its Friday deadline. Leaders of the International School of Columbus told students and parents Monday night that it faced unexpected costs at the school's planned new building, a decline in state funding because of an enrollment drop, and poor fundraising results.

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Texas student sends robot to school in his place

C.J. Herron can’t go to school because he was born premature, which left him with a compromised immune system. He stays home and gets instruction in person from a home-bound teacher provided by Brenham ISD. But this week, Herron is going to his 3rd-grade class for the first time with a little help from a robot.

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Missouri district braces for teacher layoffs, school closure

The budgetary impact of complying with Missouri’s school transfer law is beginning to play out in the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts, where superintendents are outlining cuts to reduce staff and programs. In Normandy, 103 of the district’s 650 employees will lose their jobs by the end of December.

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Hockey association looking into injury suffered by high school player

For all the attention given to concussions in football, hockey has its own issues with serious injuries; a Canadian study released this year reported that the incidence of brain and spinal cord injuries among hockey players has increased over the last 15 years. USA Hockey last month tightened the rules on some penalties, including boarding, hoping to cut down on unsafe play.

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Columbus, Ohio levy’s $26.4M for school operations

More than a third of Columbus City Schools’ 9.01-mill levy and bond request would go toward keeping the Ohio district operating for at least four more years. An additional 11 percent of the levy, on the Nov. 5 ballot as Issue 50, would be earmarked for expanding the district’s high-performing schools.

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