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Complaints force NYC school to remove book from summer reading list

Sixth-grade students in a New York City borough were reportedly assigned to read a book that touched on masturbation until angered parents got the title removed from the summer reading list.

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S.C. gov. meets with business leaders to discuss education reform

Gov. Nikki Haley met with about a dozen business and legislative leaders Wednesday morning in a private meeting to discuss her forthcoming education reform proposal.

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Wash. state lawmakers may add year to ed reform payments

Some Washington state lawmakers wonder if they may be able to take an extra year to phase in billions more dollars for education funding reform, as ordered by the state Supreme Court.

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DOE praised for data collection model

The DOE is being praised by both the Government Accountability Office and the Office of Management and Budget for its work in creating an inventory of all its data collections.

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Ohio legislators try to repeal Common Core State Standards

Just weeks before Ohio children return to school, conservative lawmakers, who are opponents of the Common Core, introduced a last-minute bill yesterday to block new and more-rigorous curriculum guidelines championed by governors and education leaders.

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Jordan School District using technology, local produce to beef up school lunch

Amidst the hubbub, sixth-grade students Jason Holgate and Haden Bishop flicked through the pages of an iPad app breaking down Tuesday's menu options at Fox Hollow and checking what the rest of the week had in store.

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LA school district offers back-to-basics lunch menu - with a few healthy, exotic twists

So the nation's second-largest school district went back to basics. The district overhauled the menu last year after students turned away from unfamiliar fare. This year's menu will feature enchiladas, lasagna and beef sliders.

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Ps. schools consider ballistic shields in wake of Sandy Hook

Muhlenberg Police Officers believe they have the perfect solution for the district. They’re called ballistic shields. Created by Hardwire LLC and first used by the military in Afghanistan, the shields line doors and walls and can also be used as an erasable writing board that teachers and students can hide behind.

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Portland Public Schools principals offer thoughts on transfer policy to citizens committee

Debate over the district’s transfer policy ramped up during the months-long discussion last fall on how to balance enrollment within the Jefferson High School cluster, where five schools have been closed since 2005.

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Wisc. school district: Crossing guard program is municipal responsibility

State statutes imply crossing guard programs should be the responsibility of the municipalities, according to Monona Grove Superintendent Dan Olson at the July 23 board meeting.

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