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Idaho parents file claim against school district over carpet concerns

In Tuesday's filed tort claim, parents say the school district was warned of dangerous gasses coming from the carpet glue and didn't warn parents or fix the problem for years.

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Arkansas will stop paying schools to integrate

The funds, totaling more than $1 billion, have been put toward transporting students to attend schools where they would be the minority and building magnet schools that were racially balanced.

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Average class size increases at NYC schools: report

Class sizes at New York City public schools have increased for the sixth consecutive year, according to a preliminary report from the city’s Department of Education.

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Report: More schools collecting, using student data

A growing number of states are expanding the way they use student and school data. Teachers easily tap into data about their students’ performance to adjust how they teach, and parents can log into networks to learn how their children are doing, according to a new report by the Data Quality Campaign.

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Cleveland schools hope state - or someone else - will help pay for shift from textbooks to tablets

“Nooks instead of books” was almost a catchphrase from Cleveland schools chief Eric Gordon during last fall’s levy campaign. A year later, the district has not yet made the switch, but is searching for ways to make it happen without using the levy money.

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Grant promotes local food in Kansas schools

Eight Kansas school districts will benefit from a federal grant announced Tuesday to increase access to locally produced foods in school cafeterias.

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Layoffs at New Jersey schools prompt outcries from community, union

Scores of Highland Park residents and union supporters came out Monday night to the auditorium at Bartle Elementary to protest layoffs of nine staff members at Highland Park's schools, including two top union officials.

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Philly schools seek public input on how to navigate dire straits

Where do we go from here? That's the question Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite put before the packed crowd gathered at district headquarters Monday night for a School Reform Commission meeting on strategy, policy and priorities.

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Oakland charter school battle rages

The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters.

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Obama launches competition to revamp high schools

President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

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