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McAllen school district keeping physical education alive

While many schools across the country are doing away with physical education, the McAllen School District is putting a bigger emphasis on this subject.

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Michelle Rhee: Olympic effort needed for American education

Like so many Americans, I’ve been hanging out in the living room with my family watching the Olympics.

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US schools adopting longer days for academic success

More than 1,000 schools across the country have extended the calendar by adding at least 10 days to the year or by lengthening each school day by half an hour, research has found.

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Opinion: Physical Education Reform Needed in Schools

I read with interest StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee's "sounding the alarm" commentary on the "harmful policies" in our educational system, but I was stunned that she didn't mention reforming physical education as a key element for our future success ("Column: Olympic effort needed for education").

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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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