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Coalition Proposes Alternative Solutions for Philly Schools

The solution for avoiding school closings and continued, painful budget cuts in the Philadelphia School District?

Additional Candidates Named in Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) Schools Superintendent Search

This morning Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman David Clifft released the names of the two additional candidates the board will interview on Wednesday.

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Ind. Charter Schools Continue to Show Strong Test Score Gains, Study Shows

Charter schools in Indiana are among the nation’s best at raising student test scores when compared with other public schools, a Stanford University study showed.

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Dallas ISD to Boost Police Presence Around Schools

Dallas ISD has long assigned police officers to its secondary schools. Now, in the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut, the district’s 150 elementary schools will have a police presence.

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Miami Lakes (Fla.) Teen Arrested for School Twitter Threats

In the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, Miami-Dade police have arrested a 16-year-old student at Miami Lakes Educational Center who threatened on Twitter to “shoot up this school this Friday.”

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Schools Reopen in Newtown, Washington Talks Gun Control

Most students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut community of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, reviving the gun control debate in Washington.

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Ga. District in “Conflict and Crisis,” Put on Probation by Accreditation Agency

An accrediting agency is accusing the DeKalb County School District of a decade of “poor, ineffective governance,” announcing Monday that it’s placing the district on probation, leading to possible removal of the school board.

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N.Y. Teachers Say They Don’t Feel Prepared to Teach Common Core Before April Exams

Teachers across the city do not feel adequately trained to prepare students for upcoming state exams aligned with new, more rigorous standards called Common Core, according to a survey conducted last month by the United Federation of Teachers.

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Ohio School Loses Drama Teacher Over 'Legally Blonde' Musical

A high school production of the musical "Legally Blonde" in Ohio has been deemed by administrators to be inappropriate for its audiences, resulting in the apparent dismissal of a drama teacher.

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Ill. Officials Say Summer School Met Goals

A summer school program, one of a number of initiatives implemented by Valley View School District 365u, was effective in preventing learning loss and satisfied the majority of parents whose children attended last year, district officials said at a recent school board meeting.

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