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State Education Board Votes to Change Licensing Rules

Over the protests of teachers’ unions and some universities that train new teachers, the State Board of Education has changed the licensing and credential process rules for K-12 educators.

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Latino Student to Keep $1M Award Over Harassment Case

A Latino student will keep his $1 million after a federal appeals panel upheld a ruling that found he was demeaned and threatened at his New York school and the district did little to stop it.

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State Board of Ed. to Vote on Curriculum Adjustment

Whether the United States government is qualitatively unique is a hotly debated topic. Even more controversial is how that proposition should be taught in school.

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Opportunity Knocks for Dennis-Yarmouth Schools

The Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Committee, school administrators and selectmen from both towns are talking about how closing Laurence C. MacArthur Elementary School in South Yarmouth can be turned to the district’s advantage.

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Schools Lack Alarms to Warn of Deadly Carbon Monoxide

Most schools — like the Atlanta elementary school where at least 49 people were treated Monday for carbon monoxide poisoning — are not equipped with alarms to detect the deadly gas.

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District on Trial Over Bullying of Boy With Tourette's

A federal trial is under way in a lawsuit that accuses Harrisburg school officials of failing to protect a middle school boy with Tourette's syndrome from anti-gay harassment and attacks.

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Ky. Education Officials Defend Test Data to Board

Some Kentucky board of education members asked Wednesday whether the goals set by the state are high enough to lift up low-performing schools.

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State Overpaid Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools by $6.3M Last Year

The Omaha Public Schools last year accidentally asked for too much money, and the state mistakenly obliged.

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Chicago Public Schools' Experiment With Common Core State Standards Sees Positive Result

As a guinea pig in a nationwide experiment, Chicago's Philip D. Armour Elementary School is seeing drastic improvements in student performance.

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Miami-Dade Teachers Union Chief Won’t Seek Another Term

United Teachers of Dade President Karen Aronowitz is announcing Monday that she will not seek a fourth term at the helm of the union, which represents some 21,000 teachers and 11,000 other school employees in Miami-Dade.

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