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Lakewood (N.J.) Schools Officials Spent Millions in Questionable Deals

The Lakewood Board of Education’s dealings with some of its largest vendors have been plagued by lax oversight and questionable contracts over the years, an Asbury Park Press investigation has found.

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Mass. Schools Report Thousands of Head Injuries in Sports

Nearly 3,000 Massachusetts students suffered a concussion or other head injury while playing sports during the last school year, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey completed by 164 schools.

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Time to Prioritize from Duval (Fla.) 'Kitchen Table' Education Talks

After spending a year facilitating roughly 160 conversations on how to improve public education in Duval County, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is now asking the community to prioritize the themes that emerged from those talks.

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Sioux City Schools Go Bilingual in Bullying Fight

Sioux City-area schools want to ensure parents who don’t speak English know how to address bullying if the issue works its way into the student’s home.

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Calif. Schools Missing Mark on Drinking Water

Since the start of the 2010 school year, thirsty students at Turlock High School have been able to visit a "hydration station," a state-of-the-art drinking fountain that provides filtered and chilled water.

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Urban Middle Class Boosts School Diversity

As taped piano music plays, Ashley Brown issues a stream of commands. Firm and insistent, she strides around the tiny studio and puts her third-period ballet students through their steady, rhythmic paces.

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Comptroller Issues Report on Education Debt in Texas

Today in Austin, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released the third report in a series focused on transparency entitled, "Texas It’s Your Money."

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Advocates: Early Education Key to Reducing Crime

The key to eradicating crime and violent behavior, say organizers with the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, is to invest more resources in early care and child education.

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Oklahoma Board of Ed Releases School Grades

More than 90 percent of schools across the state of Oklahoma received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.

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N.J. Education Chief Can Impose Salary Caps

A state appellate panel today said Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has the authority to impose salary caps on New Jersey’s school superintendents, dealing Gov. Chris Christie’s administration another win over the battle to hold down school spending.

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