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Should Middle School Kids Take Drug Tests?

In school districts around the country children in grades as low as middle school are required to take a drug test before they can play sports or take part in drama or other extracurricular activities. Parental outrage has been swiftly followed by lawsuits, according to theNew York Times. States where middle schools conduct drug testing include Florida, Alabama, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, New Jersey and Texas.

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Santa Clara (Calif.) School Principal Charged with Selling Meth

Opening up a new avenue of investigation, authorities have found something even more disturbing in the home of a Santa Clara elementary school principal than methamphetamine and a date-rape drug—10 hidden cameras, including one tucked inside a Teddy bear.

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Texas SAT Scores Drop, But Participation Rates Surge

A report from the Texas Education Agency on the state's 2012 SAT scores shows two things about Texas students over the past five years: more students are the taking the test, but they aren't performing as well.

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LAUSD Special Ed Failings Still Fly Under Radar

Thirteen percent of America's public school students receive special education services. LAUSD closely mirrors this statistic.

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Education Nation: Finding Classroom Success in Mix of Spanish, English

Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a noisy place.

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In Long Branch (N.J.), Gov. Christie Announces Another $500M for New Schools Construction

Governor Chris Christie helped break ground for the new George L. Catrambone Elementary School in Long Branch, the last project from the Schools Delopment Authority's (SDA) 2011 portfolio as the governor said he intends to roll out another $500 million in new school construction projects over the course of the next six months.

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In Debate on Public Schools, New Orleans Stands Apart

Orleans Parish School Board candidates arrived at an Alliance for Good Government forum last week looking for endorsements as they seek a role in shaping the future of the city's public schools.

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Philly School Bomb Tests Following Cheating Probe

Scores in reading and mathematics dropped in virtually all of the Philadelphia public schools and charter schools that are under investigation for possible cheating.

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N.C. Parents Rally to Keep Wake County Schools' Chief

Dozens of parents, as well as members of the Wake County Republican Party, rallied outside the Wake County Public School System's central office Monday in support of Superintendent Tony Tata, who they believe could be removed from the post he's held for less than two years.

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Wisconsin's Rural Schools Troubled by Declining Enrollments

Empty desks far outnumber students inside Krystal Martinson's 11th-grade advanced English class at Eleva-Strum High School.

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