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Failed Levies, Cuts Cause Concern About Larger Classroom Sizes

With the start of school about a week away, parents are thinking about the new classes their children will be entering. But with that has come some concern over appropriate class sizes.

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The Digital Divide in Greater Danbury's Schools

In a Danbury elementary school this year, Deputy Superintendent of Schools William Glass was surprised after giving a short presentation when he turned to collect his iPhone on his way out the door.

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Nebraska Bill Would Require the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools

A new bill introduced into the Nebraska Unicameral would require public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. State Sen. Tony Fulton is behind Legislative Bill 990 and says that the law is necessary since recitation of the pledge in classrooms tends to stop when students reach Middle School.

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Local Schools Differ on Campus Cellphone Use

Students at Thibodaux High and South Lafourche will be allowed to use cellphones at school again this year, but other schools will remain cellphone-free, school officials said.

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Muskegon Special Ed Screening Violate Law, District-Requested Audit Finds

Shortly after he took his new job as superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools, Jon Felske became alarmed by the high percentage of students in special education.

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Skipping High School Can Lead to Fines, Jail for Parents

Parents of students at Adrian High School in Michigan will face stiffer penalties if their teen skips school this year. The city's commissioners approved an ordinance last week that could potentially punish parents of absent teenswith a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

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State Building its Own e-Book System for Schools, Researchers

There’s a lot less dust and grime in today’s Wild West, but enough unknowns to compete in any new frontier.

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Enrollment Up as KC District Schools Open

The Kansas City Public Schools opened Monday with about a thousand more students than a year ago, including a full house at its new African Centered College Preparatory Academy, the district reported today.

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Outraged West New York Educator Petitioning to Turn School Board into Elective Positions

A fed-up West New York assistant teacher has started a petition to turn the town’s school board from appointive into elective positions.

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Havana High Switching to Flipped Classrooms

Never have so many eyes been on Havana High School, and Superintendent Patrick M. Twomey knows the pressure is on as the school embraces a new classroom model that threatens all that educators have taken as gospel for decades about how to teach.

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