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LA School Districts Fail To Comply With State's Anti-Gay Bullying Law

A California law requiring school districts to update their anti-harassment and anti-bullying policies has been seemingly ignored by five Long Beach area school districts, according to a Long Beach Press-Telegram investigation.

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Clearfield School District Moves Toward Consolidation

The Clearfield Area School District decided to move forward with plans to close the middle school and Centre and Bradford elementary schools and will hold a public hearing on the closures in October.

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Ex-Schools Chief Sentenced for Faking Test Scores

The former superintendent of elementary schools in El Centro was sentenced to 10 months in federal custody Monday for submitting false results on standardized school science tests and bogus reimbursement claims.

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Incomplete Studies Partly to Blame for Transportation Problems in District 308

The Oswego District 308 Board of Education will continue to work through transportation issues caused in part by what officials said Monday night was the lack of complete traffic studies that were to be done before the school year started.

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How Students Take Physical Education Online

About 148,000 students sucessfully completed 303,000 half-credit Florida Virtual School courses this past school year.

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Special Ed Advocates to Rally in Lansing Over Class Sizes, Caseloads

Advocates for special education students will rally Wednesday in Lansing, hoping to influence state officials to abolish rules they say are leading to increased class sizes and caseloads.

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Teachers Union Accuses Boston School Department of Unfair Labor Practices in Contract Dispute

The Boston Teachers Union announced today that it has filed unfair labor practice charges against the School Department, in the latest barb thrown in the increasingly hostile talks over a new contract.

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School Districts Offer Online Alternatives to Traditional Classroom Instruction

In a room full of computers, more than a dozen high school students sat quietly, either working in small groups or alone.

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Student Wins School Appeal

The state commissioner of education has granted 14-year-old Elizabeth Leclaire’s appeal of a local decision that denied her enrollment in Norfolk County Agricultural High School. 

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Iowa Education Reform in Works for Years

If many of the education reform ideas — teacher career paths, mentoring and performance reviews — being discussed by state officials and task forces have a familiar ring to them, they should.

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