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Calif. District Braces for 'Unprecedented Growth'

To prepare for a projected 18 percent enrollment growth by 2020, the Sequoia Union High School District will explore expanding campuses and changing attendance boundaries.

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New York City Elementary School Adopts All-Vegetarian Menu

Public School 244, in the Flushing section of Queens, has been serving tofu wraps and vegetarian chili since going all-veggie earlier this year, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said during a lunchtime visit.

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Is the Common Core in Trouble?

The Common Core’s honeymoon phase is over, and now a growing backlash is emerging as parents, educators and political figures cite concerns ranging from rigor to privacy issues.

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Majority of Maine Schools at, Below Average Under New Grading System

While there has been widespread resistance to the idea, which some have called a punitive oversimplification of a school’s quality, the LePage administration has billed the grades as a simple and accessible way to reward high-performing schools and help educators and communities rally around the rest. Maine is the 14th state in the nation, along with New York City, to implement a school grading system.

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N.J.'s Poor Districts Have Limited Role Designing New Schools, Court Rules

New Jersey's poorest school districts cannot design or acquire land for any new schools to be bankrolled by the state, an appeals court ruled today, dealing a setback to advocacy groups pushing for more local control.

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Immersion Schools Get Strategic About Foreign Language Education

Language immersion schools in the U.S. have grown in numbers and scope in a relatively short period of time.

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Maine Laptop Choice Leaves Schools Relieved, Confused

School officials across Maine reacted with relief and confusion Monday to Gov. Paul LePage's decision to make Hewlett-Packard the preferred supplier of computers for the state's middle school laptop program.

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Server Crashes End School Testing Across Oklahoma

School testing came to a halt statewide early Monday because the CTB/McGraw-Hill testing company servers in New Jersey crashed around 9 a.m., state education officials said.

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Florida Schools Consider Shift in Elementary P.E. Schedules

More elementary schools in Pinellas County could be cutting back on physical education classes next school year to make sure students and teachers get more out of class time.

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Coffee Bistros Turning Up in Some Texas Schools

School officials say cafes create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where students can study or work on group projects during school hours.

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