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Oklahoma Superintendents Reject A through F Grading System

In a strong show of support for public schools statewide, more than 80 school superintendents came together in Oklahoma City to protest Oklahoma’s new A through F grading system designed to hold schools accountable for education.

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Connecticut's St. Mary's School Deploys iPads

At first glance, it could have been any other first-grade class: Teacher Sheri Jehnings held up a book, read a passage, and told her students to illustrate and record a response. But instead of fanning out to desks or grabbing markers and paper, the first-graders pulled out their sleek new iPads, opened Educreations and began tapping out their thoughts on the screen.

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Contract Approved, Chicago TU Preps for Closings, Budget Battles

Chicago Teachers Union members voted overwhelmingly this week to approve a three-year contract, with the option of a fourth year, that was hammered out amid a historic seven-day CTU strike. Now comes the challenge of paying for the deal, which has so far largely played out as a battle between the union and district on school closings.

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Education Secretary: Printed Textbooks To Become "Obsolete"

Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.

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Schools Look at Software Blocking Non-sexual LGBT Websites

Public schools across the country overwhelmingly responded positively to the "Don't Filter Me" campaign to address discriminatory censorship of web content in public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union announced in a report today.

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Many in Boston Area May Be Forced to Switch Schools

Proposed changes to the way Boston assigns students could force thousands of children already attending schools to move to new ones in two years, stirring unease among parents and prompting officials to quickly seek a remedy.

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Oakland Schools to Allow Federal Monitoring of Black Student Discipline

The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education agreed last week to allow for at least five years of federal monitoring as the district attempts to reduce the disproportionately high black student suspension rate, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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N.C. District Cuts Power Bill by $1M

A program aimed at lowering the costs of energy and water for New Hanover County Schools appears to be paying off.

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Bullying in N.J. Schools Spikes

New Jersey public school students endured 12,024 instances of bullying, harassment and intimidation last school year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Education that offers the most detailed portrait to date of how and why students are tormented in the classroom.

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Persistently Low-Performing Schools Should be Shut

The schools have gotten their yearly grades, and the annual caterwauling is underway.

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