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Montgomery County (Md.) Residents Fighting School District on School Site

The 13.4 acres in question on Saul Road has been at the center of the dispute between neighbors and the district. MCPS spokesman Dana Tofig said the district owns that land as a school site, and gave it over to the Parks Department under the condition it would have it back if they needed to build a school.

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Dexter (Maine) Schools Looking to Lend its Curriculum to Chinese Schools

This school year, Dexter started its international student program and brought six students from China to Dexter Regional High School.

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Ky. Education Department Moves to Paper Tests

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Education Department sent an email to testing coordinators on Saturday saying that ACT Inc. was suspending the online system on Monday.

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Local School Board Considers Joining New La. School District Co-op

The St. Tammany Parish School Board took a step Thursday toward joining a cooperative of Louisiana school districts created in response to sweeping education programs, changes that many educators statewide complain were handed down without their input.

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Pa. Auditor General Rips Reading School District

DePasquale announced the findings of a major audit of the district during a morning press conference. The findings include of lack of proper accounting processes and policies that have put the district in financial turmoil.

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Critics Question Common Core Ed standards at St. Louis County Meeting

Maureen Clancy-May, an area supervisor with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, told the crowd of about 150 that the standards were developed by states to better prepare students for the global economy and for college.

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Special Ed: Calif. Parents' Lawsuit Could Force Expansion of Programs

The suit, joined by parents throughout the state, asserts that California is shirking its responsibility to ensure disabled students receive what's federally guaranteed -- a free and appropriate education. A federal district judge in Sacramento five weeks ago cleared the way for the suit to proceed.

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Pinellas County Fla. Looks to Save Millions by Tweaking Special Ed

Pinellas County Schools officials hope to shave about $6.5 million off their budget by retooling special education programs. Closing the K12 Hamilton Disston School in Gulfport and moving the students to other schools is expected to save $1.8 million, while other special education staffing changes are expected to save an additional $4.7 million.

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Repeal of Louisiana Science Education Act Fails

The Louisiana state Senate Education Committee rejected a move to repeal the state's Science Education Act on Wednesday, handing a defeat to opponents who have criticized the law for essentially allowing the teaching of creationism in science class.

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Powell Jobs Engages Education Secretary Duncan on School Reform

On Wednesday, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, seemed happy to defer the spotlight to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the pair chatted on stage at the NewSchools Summit in partnership with The Aspen Institute in Burlingame, Calif. Powell Jobs turned from interview subject to inquisitor as she quizzed Duncan on improving the nation’s education system.

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