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Chicago School Closing Panel to Advise 20-Schools-A-Year Limit, Source Says

The commission handpicked to oversee Chicago Public School closings is leaning strongly toward recommending that no more than 20 schools be closed in any one year to give students, parents, teachers and bureaucrats an opportunity to adjust to the upheaval, sources said Monday.

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Writing Across the K12 Curriculum

Common Core mandates for success.

Seattle Voters Consider $1.25B Schools Levies

For the past 17 years, Seattle voters have approved every school levy that has come before them, and Seattle Public Schools officials hope voters will now approve two more levies worth $1.25 billion.

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Teachers Self-Fund New Private School in Minn.

A group of laid-off teachers are turning lemons into lemonade and opening a private school funded from their own pockets.

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Police Increase Presence in City Schools

In the wake of the Newton Connecticut school shooting, the Statesville Police Department has increased the presence of uniformed officers in all of the city’s schools.

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Despite Large Soda Ban, NYC Schools Order Lots of Pizza

With a 73 percent increase from 2010, in 2012, New York City public schools placed 1,756 orders to pizza joints.

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'Learning Community' Neb. Program Brings Diversity to Some Highly Segregated Public Schools

Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the "absolute coolest" thing about Wilson Focus School, part of an innovative educational model called the Learning Community that provides students opportunities to attend diverse schools in highly segregated areas.

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Fla. School Board Revising Its Policies

Although the revision process takes place each year, this is the first time the board has rewritten its policies all at one time.

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Pa. Superintendent Questions Cyber School Funding

Districts have to pay a tuition cost for each student who attends a cyber-school, and the school district currently has $1.2 million budgeted for that sole purpose.

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Protecting Our Turf

Gone are the days of squishy grass and pothole-laden school fields: artificial turf fields are becoming an increasingly popular option for districts nationwide for their ease of use and cost-effective maintenance.

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