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Illinois school district develop new rules for social media

School districts and those who work in them are finding social media sites — like Facebook, Twitter and others — as useful ways to communicate with parents and community members.

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Santa Clara County (Calif.) schools Superintendent Xavier De La Torre rated unsatisfactory

Heralded as a visionary, conciliatory leader when tapped last year to become Santa Clara County's top educator, Xavier De La Torre now is accused of creating an atmosphere of fear that has employees fleeing and his bosses unhappy enough to deny him extra pay.

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Other states eye Florida’s school grading woes

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

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Lawsuit over Missouri classroom drug search taken to highest court

Three years ago, Connor Mizer was sitting in a third-floor classroom at Central High School when a lock-down drill was announced.

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Stamford (Conn.) schools still working on agreement with Justice Dept.

Five months after the city learned that its public school system is being investigated by the Department of Justice for failing to provide adequate resources for non-English-speaking students, it appears the school district is taking some action.

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Off-duty police officers allowed to carry guns to Green Bay schools

Some Green Bay area school districts are signing agreements with local police departments saying it’s OK for off-duty officers to carry guns to school events.

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Will Michigan change its mind on Common Core standards?

The debate brews Tuesday, when the first of several legislative hearings will be held by a subcommittee tasked with making a recommendation to the Michigan Legislature on whether to halt the common core here or continue to move forward.

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California holds out against Obama's education vision

California has defiantly refused to follow the administration's lead in grading the performance of teachers and using those measurements to reward the best teachers and punish the worst.

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Broward County (Fla.) schools fall behind in digital education

Students in Broward County's public schools may be graduating without the digital know-how they need to succeed in college and the workforce.

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Arizona to give schools $8.4M for safety

The Arizona Department of Education will disperse about $8.4 million for schools to pay for school-resource officers, security upgrades and emergency planning, after receiving approval Thursday from a legislative oversight committee.

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