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Candidates File Papers to Run for L.A. School Board

The race for three Los Angeles school board seats — and an expected showdown between the teachers union and its opponents — began to take shape Saturday with the deadline for candidates to announce their plans to run.

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Cyber-Charter Schools: Are They Making the Grade?

Angela Altrichter home-schooled all three of her sons through eighth grade.

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School Shooting Protocol Shifts From Lockdown-Only

Students in Canton, Mass., are the latest to receive training that would give them a more proactive role in responding to a school shooter. Instead of hiding, they would barricade doors and learn counter techniques.

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W.Va. Schools Most Prepared for Disaster, Study Finds

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

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The Fight Over A Failing Chicago High School

By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has failed.

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Mich. Schools Offer Virtual Learning Centers

With time comes change and with change comes growth. Through the years education and technology have been changing and schools have been growing to encompass these new changes. With locations in Ashley High School, St. Louis, Fulton and St. Johns, several mid-Michigan schools provide new virtual learning centers.

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Plan Filed in Court to End Tucson District's Desegregation Case

The latest plan to bring an end to TUSD's desegregation case was filed in court Friday and outlines steps the district must take to free itself of federal oversight.

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Less State Funds for Education Impact Locally

The state of Mississippi spending less money on local school districts in recent years could result in a reduction in how much it is legally obligated to provide K-12 education in the coming years.

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Education, Community Outreach Converge at Library

For Bob Carson, professor of geology and environmental studies at Whitman College, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a chance to teach and learn from witnessing an active volcano in the backyard of his own state. Carson shared that knowledge Wednesday at the Walla Walla Public Library, where the children's section became a virtual classroom.

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Special Education Expert to Speak Nov. 19

Ellen Chambers, widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates, will be at Upper Town Hall in Holliston, Mass. on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to explain the basics of special education advocacy and provide information parents should know in order to work knowledgeably with school personnel.

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