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Local Minn. schools to open online programs this fall

Lisa Snyder, Lakeville superintendent, said offering online instruction to students at every grade level was a logical step in her district's continued efforts to bring more technology into student learning.

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Just months after closing 50 schools, Chicago issues RFP for more charter schools

Without fanfare, the district posted an official “request for proposals” to its website Monday that invites charter schools to apply to open shop in what the school district has identified as priority neighborhoods—large swaths of the Southwest and Northwest sides.

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Boston Public Schools' vendor loses flash drive with data on 21,000 students

A vendor contracted by the Boston Public School system to print student identification badges lost a flash drive with basic data for more than 21,000 middle and high school students, prompting the school system to redesign the badges to prevent the lost data from being misused, officials said.

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Hillsborough County (Fla.) single-gender schools find success

In 2011, the Hillsborough County school district took the unusual step of embracing single-gender education, establishing separate boys’ and girls’ academies in a pair of middle schools in east Tampa.

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For students in tornado-ravaged town, back-to-school will be 'new normal'

Students heading back to the classroom in Moore, Okla. on Friday nearly three months after a massive tornado destroyed their schools will find a "new normal," their superintendent says, with some pupils attending classes in a church and others in a building loaned by a junior high.

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North Carolina schools chief says test scores will drop this year

Public schools’ standardized test scores will drop this year, June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction, said Monday.

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After layoffs, Philly schools still hiring

In June, with no funding in sight, Philadelphia School District officials laid off 3,859 district employees, saying the district couldn't afford to pay their salaries anymore. Nonetheless, district officials are still hiring, prompting questions about staff priorities.

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California schools can administer insulin without licensed nurses, court says

California schools may give students insulin injections and other medications without having to call in licensed nurses, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

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More Michigan schools giving kids iPads to make the most of apps

Michigan school districts have joined the legion of schools across the country investing heavily to integrate Apple’s lightweight, user-friendly tablet into everyday lessons.

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Wisconsin schools firing more teachers under new collective bargaining laws

School districts are firing more teachers since new collective bargaining laws eliminated job protections granted by union contracts three years ago, according to the state’s teachers’ union and school board association.

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