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Mich. Student Test Scores Jump in Reading, Math

Michigan students scored higher in math, reading and writing on the state's annual standardized tests, officials said Monday.

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‘Tebow Bill’ Passes in House, Awaits Action in the Senate

Bill would require public schools to allow home-schoolers to participate in sports, other extracurricular activities.

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Minn. Schools Avoid Saying, ‘Go See the Principal’

State education officials are training teachers to better help students understand how to behave in school and encouraging principals to come up with alternatives to suspension.

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Chicago Parents Make Pre-Emptive Push to Keep School Open

Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.

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Local Hires Demanded for San Francisco Construction Project

A group of San Francisco residents is threatening to shut down construction on the new Willie L. Brown, Jr. Middle School when work begins later this year unless the school district agrees to hire neighborhood residents.

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Hamilton County (Ga.) Schools Supersize to Economize

Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.

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Mich. Department of Civil Rights Complaint May Force Change in Schools

Chippewa Valley and Utica high schools are among the schools that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is asking to stop using American Indian nicknames, mascots, chants and imagery. Chippewa Valley uses the nickname “Big Reds” and Utica uses “Chieftains.”

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Jefferson County (Ky.) Schools Fail to Improve

Kentucky's education commissioner warned that the state may have to intercede because nearly all of Jefferson County's persistently low-achieving public schools are failing to improve.

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Mass. 'Virtual Schools' Earn Praise from Panel

Legislators and educators applauded the benefits of virtual schools at a Thursday seminar, praising the innovation that allows students to learn at their own pace and take advantage of technology in the classroom.

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Armed Security Stationed At Weehawken (N.J.) Schools

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting in December, the Weehawken school district has stationed armed security at its three public schools.

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