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Newtown Schools Chief Urges Continued Police Guard

Newtown's schools superintendent is urging an indefinite police presence at the district's schools to allay fears among parents and children about gun violence.

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Student Shot at Calif. High School; Suspect Held

A student was shot and wounded at a rural California high school Thursday and a student suspect was taken into custody, officials said. The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, a community of fewer than 10,000 people amid oil and natural gas production fields about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. A shotgun was used in the attack, officials said.

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Malloy Urges Conn. Lawmakers to Make Schools Safer

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy urged Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday to work with him to prevent future tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying gun rights and public safety must be balanced but "freedom is not a handgun on the hip of every teacher."

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Whooping Cough Outbreak at Winthrop (Wash.) Schools

There's an outbreak of whooping cough among school-age children in the north Cascades town of Winthrop.

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Iowa Gov. Readjusts on Education Reform

Gov. Terry Branstad will again attempt to push a wide-ranging education reform package through a politically divided Statehouse, this time offering higher pay and different career paths for teachers.

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Local N.C. Board of Education Hears About TAP Math Success

The Richmond County Board of Education received an update from the Teachers and Administrators Partnering for Mathematics Learning (TAP Math) Program at its January meeting Tuesday night.

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Wash. Board of Education to Draft Rules for Charter Schools

The Washington State Board of Education is getting ready to take the next step toward opening Washington's first charter schools.

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Minn. School District Plans $3.8 Million Technology Update

As part of a three-year cycle of technology upgrades, the district plans to purchase 4,020 computers, 20 percent of which will be portable devices and mini-laptops.

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Education Reform Leader Michelle Rhee Lists Goals in Tenn.

National education reform movement leader and part-time Tennessee resident Michelle Rhee is urging state lawmakers to create a statewide charter school authorizer, adopt a parent trigger law and give vouchers to some students.

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Newtown BOE Seeks Concrete Commitment on Police Presence at Schools

The Newtown Board of Education is likely to seek a more concrete commitment from the town and the Police Department to maintain the minimum two-officers-per-school police coverage that's been in place since the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

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