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Police Working Out of School Parking Lots for Added Safety

Stunned by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, police and school officials in one Colorado county felt they had to do something to reassure students.

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Steps to Achieving Successful Digital Programs

At Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District, graduation rates and test scores are rising. Graduation rates are up 10 percent over four years ago, to 90 percent, and more graduates are attending college, the rate rising 8 percent to 88 percent in 2012. Digital programs are the reason.

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Idaho Education Committee Approves Cursive Bill

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.

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North Carolina Board of Ed Outlaws Corporal Punishment

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools. The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group.

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NYC School Plans its 17th Move, but its First Since 1892

After debating nearly seven years about where to move, the board of the Collegiate School, New York City’s oldest and one of its most prestigious private schools, announced Tuesday that it had purchased land for a new building between West 61st and 62nd Streets and between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard.

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Special Education Program in One Connecticut District Is Underachieving

Not much has changed since 2008, an outside expert told Norwalk Board of Education members Tuesday night -- the special education program is still understaffed and underfunded.

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Judge Makes Economic Case for Funding Education

When State District Judge John Dietz sided with school districts in their lawsuit over state funding, he cited three primary reasons to support public education: civic, altruistic and economic.

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Vermont Gov. Pushes Child Care, Early Education Reform

As part of what he calls "a very ambitious education agenda," Gov. Peter Shumlin wants to boost child-care subsidies for lower-income families. But he is taking flak for his proposal to fund that idea: Shumlin wants to "redirect" $16.7 million in state money that's now spent on an earned-income tax credit for low-income residents.

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Education Board Grants Indianapolis Control of Four Schools

Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard. During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.

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Illinois District 86 to Withdraw from Special Education Agency

Following in the footsteps of Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is moving closer to cutting its ties with the La Grange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE) cooperative — a move that means it would educate special needs students on its own.

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