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Pa. Approves 4 New Cyber Charter Schools

This fall, students will be able to choose from four new cyber charter schools, bringing the statewide total to 16, thanks to approvals by the state Department of Education.

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School Districts Are Ignoring Florida's School Prayer Law

While Florida's controversial school prayer bill officially took effect on Sunday, both supporters and opponents of the "inspirational message" legislation have acknowledged the law is primarily a political bill aimed at boosting Republican candidates ahead of the November elections and is unlikely to actually be implemented by school districts.

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No Decision Reached on Potential Philadelphia School District Layoffs

With less than a week before hundreds of blue-collar workers could lose their jobs, Philadelphia School District officials said they have not made up their minds on whether the layoffs will go forward.

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At Top N.Y. School, Cheating Voids 70 Pupils’ Tests

Seventy students were involved in a pattern of smartphone-enabled cheating last month at Stuyvesant High School, New York City officials said Monday, describing an episode that has blemished one of the country’s most prestigious public schools.

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School is Too Easy, Students Report

Millions of kids simply don't find school very challenging, a new analysis of federal survey data suggests. The report could spark a debate about whether new academic standards being piloted nationwide might make a difference.

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Cuomo Signs New Law Against Cyberbullying

School districts will be required to establish protocols to curb online bullying or harassment of students under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but "cyberbullying" won't constitute a specific criminal charge.

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A School Fix Without a Fight

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

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Springfield (Mo.) School District 'Addressing Majority of Audit Findings'

The Springfield (Mo.) School District say it's making progress after a critical audit earlier this year.

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Same Gender Education Growing in Public Schools

The ACLU is challenging same gender education programs in public school systems stating it deprives equal educational opportunities.

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Puyallup (Wash.) School District Won’t Move to Middle School Grade Configuration

The Puyallup (Wash.) School District won’t be switching to a middle school grade configuration anytime soon.

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