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In a Pa. School District, Rethinking a Gadget Ban

It's a wired world, and school district officials are taking notice, in some cases even changing their long-standing policies banning students from bringing personal technology into the classroom.

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Cerf Confirmed as N.J. Education Chief

Ending an 18-month wait, Christopher Cerf was confirmed as New Jersey’s education commissioner in a 28-0 vote by the state Senate.

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Cuomo Plans to Veto Special-Education Bill

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will veto a bill requiring school officials to consider religion and other family beliefs when approving taxpayer-funded tuition for special-education students at private schools, an administration official said.

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Michigan District Added Two Pay Steps to Teacher Pay

The Redford Union Schools superintendent is defending contract moves made last year by the district after a recent report by a public policy think tank questioned the decision.

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Schools' Timing Suspect in Ohio

Columbus City Schools mysteriously withdrew students during the 2009-10 school year who came to school every day.

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New Ariz. High School Math Requirement Heightens Anxiety

Complex variables. Rational expressions. Quadratic equations.

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Illinois Schools Fear a Shift in Teacher Pensions

School districts across the state are bracing their budgets for possible legislation that would require them to pay for teacher pension costs as lawmakers grapple with ideas to close the state’s $83 billion pension debt.

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Restructuring Okla. Schools: Longer Bus Routes Take Toll on Rural Children, Budgets

Jaelin Cox, 6, attended prekindergarten three miles from her home in rural Cimarron County. She would get on the bus at 8 a.m. and be home a little after 3 p.m.

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La. Schools Prep for Common Core

Louisiana's public school districts face challenges in the upcoming school year, including a new curriculum, new teacher evaluations and revised accountability standards.

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Washington Charter Schools: Not a Cure-all, But a Sign of Health

Other education reforms are more urgent than charter schools. Washington could have a fantastic public school system without them.

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