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Parents, Students Not Too Thrilled with State's Education System

An audit of the state's education system conducted by out-of-state firm Public Works, LLC identified several changes to make the West Virginia Department of Education run more efficiently and save millions of dollars. Now, nearly a year after the audit was released, parents and students are voicing their opinions of the state's education system.

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District Forming Committees to Increase Community Participation

Community and business members are invited to join strategic planning committees soon to be established by the Upper Darby School District.

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Most Missouri Schools Ready for New, Computer-Based Tests

A new report shows that a majority of Missouri's public schools have the technology necessary to conduct computer-based achievement testing set to begin during the 2014-15 school year.

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State Education Board Votes to Change Licensing Rules

Over the protests of teachers’ unions and some universities that train new teachers, the State Board of Education has changed the licensing and credential process rules for K-12 educators.

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Latino Student to Keep $1M Award Over Harassment Case

A Latino student will keep his $1 million after a federal appeals panel upheld a ruling that found he was demeaned and threatened at his New York school and the district did little to stop it.

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State Board of Ed. to Vote on Curriculum Adjustment

Whether the United States government is qualitatively unique is a hotly debated topic. Even more controversial is how that proposition should be taught in school.

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Opportunity Knocks for Dennis-Yarmouth Schools

The Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Committee, school administrators and selectmen from both towns are talking about how closing Laurence C. MacArthur Elementary School in South Yarmouth can be turned to the district’s advantage.

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Schools Lack Alarms to Warn of Deadly Carbon Monoxide

Most schools — like the Atlanta elementary school where at least 49 people were treated Monday for carbon monoxide poisoning — are not equipped with alarms to detect the deadly gas.

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District on Trial Over Bullying of Boy With Tourette's

A federal trial is under way in a lawsuit that accuses Harrisburg school officials of failing to protect a middle school boy with Tourette's syndrome from anti-gay harassment and attacks.

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Ky. Education Officials Defend Test Data to Board

Some Kentucky board of education members asked Wednesday whether the goals set by the state are high enough to lift up low-performing schools.

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