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U.S. Lags in International Education Assessments

The results for international assessments on math, science, and reading are in: Students from East Asian countries, along with a select group of European countries, outperformed those in the United States, according to the results for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released Dec. 11.

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Mo. District to Find, Fix Sports Facilities’ Alleged Inequalities Under Title IX

After failing to come to an agreement with complainants alleging violations of inequality between boys’ and girls’ sports facilities Butte School District No. 1 will conduct a self-investigation by mid-January into its locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, and plan to remediate any inequalities found.

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7 Employees on Leave After Inquiry into Grade Changing at Montgomery (Ala.) Public Schools

Investigations into grade changing allegations within Montgomery Public Schools has led to seven employees being placed on administrative leave for allegedly pressuring teachers to make improper changes before ultimately making the changes themselves, according to MPS superintendent Barbara Thompson.

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La. District Receives $300,000 Grant for Literacy Programs

The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.

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While Sickouts Close 3 Detroit Schools, Others Manage with Fewer Teachers

At least three school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to join union demonstrations in Lansing against the Legislature's expected passage of right-to-work legislation.

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Okla. Schools Superintendent Fears Seniors Will Drop Out

The Douglass High School senior class could be riddled with dropouts if students become too overwhelmed by the wreckage left by years of academic mismanagement, the state superintendent of schools said Monday night.

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Lawsuits Detail Troubles in Breathitt (Ky.) Schools

Two administrators in a troubled eastern Kentucky school district filed lawsuits offering some details about the management and financial problems that resulted in a state takeover.

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Franklin (Tenn.) School Board Officially Opposes Vouchers, State Approval of Charter Schools

There seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the use of vouchers and the authorization of charter schools in the Franklin Special School District.

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Green Schools: Long on Promise, Short on Delivery

The Houston Independent School District took a big step in 2007 toward becoming environmentally friendly by designing two new schools to meet a coveted "green" standard set by a private-builders' group.

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Fiscal Cliff Would Lead to Major Cuts for N.Y. Schools

New York schools would lose $164 million in federal funding for the 2013-14 school year if Congress does not find compromise on the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff,” according to a state School Boards Association analysis.

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