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New law allows Missouri schools to teach gun safety to first-graders

Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.

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United Arab Emirates giving to Sandy-hit New Jersey schools

Thirty public schools impacted by superstorm Sandy will receive $4.5 million from the United Arab Emirates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday.

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Florida approves ‘safety net’ for school grades

Florida’s school grades won’t drop by more than one letter regardless of their score when rankings come out this summer, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

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Illinois school district develop new rules for social media

School districts and those who work in them are finding social media sites — like Facebook, Twitter and others — as useful ways to communicate with parents and community members.

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Santa Clara County (Calif.) schools Superintendent Xavier De La Torre rated unsatisfactory

Heralded as a visionary, conciliatory leader when tapped last year to become Santa Clara County's top educator, Xavier De La Torre now is accused of creating an atmosphere of fear that has employees fleeing and his bosses unhappy enough to deny him extra pay.

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Other states eye Florida’s school grading woes

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

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Lawsuit over Missouri classroom drug search taken to highest court

Three years ago, Connor Mizer was sitting in a third-floor classroom at Central High School when a lock-down drill was announced.

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Stamford (Conn.) schools still working on agreement with Justice Dept.

Five months after the city learned that its public school system is being investigated by the Department of Justice for failing to provide adequate resources for non-English-speaking students, it appears the school district is taking some action.

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Off-duty police officers allowed to carry guns to Green Bay schools

Some Green Bay area school districts are signing agreements with local police departments saying it’s OK for off-duty officers to carry guns to school events.

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Will Michigan change its mind on Common Core standards?

The debate brews Tuesday, when the first of several legislative hearings will be held by a subcommittee tasked with making a recommendation to the Michigan Legislature on whether to halt the common core here or continue to move forward.

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