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Baltimore County Officials Seek to Identify Threats

As he rode the morning school bus and sat in first-period class Tuesday, the 13-year-old student at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex gave no indication that he had a cellphone-size gun in his pocket — much less that he planned to pull it on his classmates and teacher, according to official reports.

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Korean Educators Take a Look at Maryland Schools

Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly typical of most in terms of noise, enthusiasm and organization.

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Mich. Schools Mull Pledge of Allegiance, U.S. Flag Bills

Bay City Public Schools Superintendent Doug Newcombe says most schools in his 8,400-student district already set aside time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance — and some of those buildings' classrooms have U.S. flags on the wall.

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A Superintendent's Look at the Chicago Teacher Strike

Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.

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Chicago Teachers Extend Strike, Mayor Seeks Injunction

The confrontation between Chicago teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel escalated on Sunday when their union extended a strike and the mayor said he would go to court to block the walkout, risking more friction within President Barack Obama's political coalition as the November 6 election nears.

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County School Officials Reviewing Procedures After Boy Walks Away From Ohatchee Elementary

Calhoun County school officials are reviewing their classroom absence policies in the wake of the temporary disappearance of a kindergartner Tuesday morning.

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Top U.S. Educator Touts Technology

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan got his show on the road here Wednesday, hyping the promise of technology to transform education as he embarked on a series of back-to-school pep talks across the country.

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Test Scores a Mixed Bag for Students Across the State

Test scores released by the Oregon Department of Education on Wednesday revealed mixed results in math, reading, science and writing.

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Board of Education Discusses Eliminating Second Half-Credit Gym Class Requirement in High School

The Carroll County Board of Education plans to further discuss eliminating the half-credit high school requirement of a second gym class at its Oct. 10 meeting.

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Some Parents Are Very Concerned About Their Children's Overload School Buses

In Palm Beach County parents are complaining there are not enough school bus drivers and that means more kids are being crammed into fewer buses. 

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