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Kindergarten in Wash. is in a State of Flux

Washington's new WaKIDS program, which stands for Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills, is designed to help kindergarten teachers better understand the strengths and weaknesses of children.

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Ind. High School Students, Teacher Fighting for Prom that Would Ban Gays

A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students.

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Ohio Districts Rig Student Data

Another four school districts “scrubbed” students from their rolls and might have been awarded higher state report-card ratings than they deserved, says a state audit released this afternoon.

Canton, Cincinnati, Northridge schools in Montgomery County and Winton Woods schools in Hamilton County are the additional districts found to have systemically withdrawn then re-enrolled students who had never actually left, a process called “scrubbing.”

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Mich. Student Test Scores Jump in Reading, Math

Michigan students scored higher in math, reading and writing on the state's annual standardized tests, officials said Monday.

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‘Tebow Bill’ Passes in House, Awaits Action in the Senate

Bill would require public schools to allow home-schoolers to participate in sports, other extracurricular activities.

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Minn. Schools Avoid Saying, ‘Go See the Principal’

State education officials are training teachers to better help students understand how to behave in school and encouraging principals to come up with alternatives to suspension.

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Chicago Parents Make Pre-Emptive Push to Keep School Open

Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.

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Local Hires Demanded for San Francisco Construction Project

A group of San Francisco residents is threatening to shut down construction on the new Willie L. Brown, Jr. Middle School when work begins later this year unless the school district agrees to hire neighborhood residents.

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Hamilton County (Ga.) Schools Supersize to Economize

Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.

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Mich. Department of Civil Rights Complaint May Force Change in Schools

Chippewa Valley and Utica high schools are among the schools that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is asking to stop using American Indian nicknames, mascots, chants and imagery. Chippewa Valley uses the nickname “Big Reds” and Utica uses “Chieftains.”

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