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Idaho Voters Reject Laws to Overhaul Education

Idaho voters upended all three of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's laws to overhaul education, a blow not only to the state's public schools leader but also to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter who backed them.

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Region 1 School District May Go Paperless and Save Money

Kent’s representative to the Region 1 Board of Education suggested that the board lead the way into a paperless universe this year, saving the district up to $70,000 in copying expenses, paper and postage.

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Plainfield School District Adjusts Student-Staff Ratios

The Plainfield School District 202 school board on Monday made some slight adjustments to the district’s student to staffing ratios based on Supt. John Harper’s recommendations.

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10 More Memphis Schools to be Taken Over by Achievement District

Ten more Memphis City Schools will be run by charters or the state through the Achievement School District next fall.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Face Tougher Curriculum

Common Core State Standards, which are being phased in in schools across the country, are going to require major shifts in the math and English language arts curriculum in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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Teachers Unions Notch Big Wins on State Education Votes

Teachers unions won several big victories in both red and blue states Tuesday, overturning laws that would have eliminated tenure in Idaho and South Dakota, defeating a threat to union political work in California, and ousting a state schools chief in Indiana who sought to fundamentally remake public education.

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Casper (Wyo.) School Officials Consider New Graduation Requirements

Natrona County School District officials are considering adding new graduation requirements starting with next year’s freshmen, and they seek community feedback.

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Hamilton County (Tenn.) Schools to End Holiday Meals for Families

Hamilton County Schools will no longer invite family and community members to school cafeterias for holiday meals.

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Mo. City, Schools Consider Bus Collaboration

City and Columbia Public Schools officials said there is potential for better collaboration that might allow Columbia Transit buses to handle some transportation needs for middle and high school students.

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Mass. Schools Say A Level-Funded Budget Is Unrealistic

School officials in Hopkinton are already pushing back against the Board of Selectmen’s recommendation that all town departments be level-funded for fiscal year 2014, saying that expectation is “unrealistic.”

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