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NW Mo. School District Starts Random Drug Testing

Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district's 700 students will be subject to random drug testingwhen classes resume later this month.

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Branstad Gears Up for Education Reform

The Monday after the 84th General Assembly adjourned, Gov. Terry Branstad stood behind his speaker’s podium and assessed the success of his 2012 education reform package.

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Raises Reduced for Des Moines School District Officials

Seven Des Moines school district administrators once slated for raises of $5,000 to $25,000 are now poised to receive more modest pay increases, according to information released by the district.

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Top Ohio Education Leader Quits amid Findings

Ohio's top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor.

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Idaho Schools Still Waiting on Education Waiver

When a handful of states revolted against the No Child Left Behind education program last year, Idaho was helping lead the charge. So why is the state now among those last in line for a federal waiver to get out from under the law's toughest requirements?

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Lawsuit, Bill Aim to Keep K-12 Education Free in California

Legislation and an ACLU lawsuit tackle the increasing use of fees at public schools, a trend that is unfair to low-income students and increases disparities.

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Duncan on Reform and Back to School

A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.

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New Report Suggests Possible Reasons for Student Proficiency Deficit

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a new report entitled “Do schools challenge our children” which seems particularly interesting on the heels of the Minnesota Board of Education releasing proficiency test ratings yesterday.

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Ohio Superintendent Stan Heffner Improperly Advocated for Private Education Firm, Inspector General Finds

Ohio Schools Superintendent Stan Heffner acted improperly when he testified last year in favor of legislation that benefited a private education company that he planned to work for, according to an Ohio inspector general's report released today.

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Arizona Department of Education Releases Letter Grades for Schools

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.

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