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New Fla. Ed Commissioner Followed Bush Lead

As schools chief in Indiana, Florida's new education commissioner had a reputation as a hard-charging, caustic, union-battling advocate for the kind of conservative policies pushed by former Sunshine State Gov. Jeb Bush - a friend and supporter of the Republican.

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New Fla. Ed Commissioner Followed Bush Lead

As schools chief in Indiana, Florida's new education commissioner had a reputation as a hard-charging, caustic, union-battling advocate for the kind of conservative policies pushed by former Sunshine State Gov. Jeb Bush - a friend and supporter of the Republican.

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Norfolk (Va.) Schools Tell Board Makeover Is Under Way

From revamped student achievement testing to an employee pay scale study and scrutiny of teacher absenteeism, the division is undergoing a sweeping makeover to improve its schools' success, administrators told the School Board at a retreat Saturday.

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Michigan District Police to Increase Presence at Schools

Spurred in part by the deadly shootings last month at an elementary school in Connecticut, Shelby Township police officers will become more frequent visitors to schools in 2013.

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Auditor targets 100 More Ohio Schools

The state auditor has identified about 100 more Ohio schools that show signs they might have “ scrubbed” student data.

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Rural Montana Schools Re-evaluate Safety Policies after Sandy Hook

Schools across America are re-evaluating their policies, procedures and facilities in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and Thompson Falls is no different.

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Some Ohio Schools Don't Allow Seclusion, Have Restrictions on Restraints

Many Licking County school districts already have policies in place prohibiting seclusion rooms as well as limits on when restraint can be used.

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Akron Schools Disciplining Black Students at Higher Rate than Urban Districts

During the 2010-11 school year, Akron Public Schools disciplined black students at the highest rate of the eight largest urban districts in Ohio.

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California Gov. Brown to Shift Money to Poorer Schools

With a slowly recovering economy and the recent passage of temporary taxes, Gov. Brown now wants to move the additional educational dollars floating around to school districts serving poorer students and English learners.

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When Children Start School Behind, They Stay Behind

Imagine starting a race knowing everyone will get a head start, except for you. Not exactly fair, is it? But for many children, this isn't too far off from reality. That's because there are millions of children living in poverty who are not getting the high-quality early learning opportunities they deserve.

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