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NCLB waivers granted to Alaska, Hawaii, West Virginia by Education Department

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.

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Get ready for NextGen Science

Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.

Chaos reigns at Oklahoma schools struck by tornado

Seven school children were among the dead in the Oklahoma City area after a mile-wide tornado with up to 200 mph winds destroyed blocks of homes, businesses and two elementary schools.

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Students in new GM program hope to help fix Detroit neighborhoods

Some 110 students from 11 Detroit area high schools that have been chosen for the first year of GM Student Corps, a program the automaker is sponsoring to pair the high school students with GM retirees and current employees on community service projects throughout the city.

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Superintendent files lawsuit against Medina (Ohio) Board of Education

Medina City School District superintendent Randy Stepp has made good on a threat to take the district to court, filing a lawsuit against the board of education and other district officials in federal court stemming from the board's decision to rescind a contract with him approved in January.

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High schools take aim at 'Assassin' game

An elite New York City high school is warning seniors it could ban them from prom or graduation — or even snitch to college admission officers — if they're caught playing a popular toy-gun game in or near the school building.

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Louisiana education official commutes to work from Los Angeles

The educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take classes from private firms, online groups and colleges.

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Kentucky school district may alter grading scale to help students

In Bullitt County, some B students soon could become A students — not based on improvements in their work, but rather because of a change in the grading scale.

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Lawsuit over California school's yoga classes heads to trial

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.

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Superintendent shortage has Massachusetts schools paying top dollar

Superintendents have long been the top wage earners in communities across southeastern Massachusetts, but those salaries could be surging, as local districts increasingly struggle to find not just the right person, but someone who will stay long enough to make a difference.

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