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Texas Education Board Grapples with Loss of Power Over Textbooks

The Texas State Board of Education, long the gatekeeper to the enormous textbook market in Texas, has lost control over which materials enter public school classrooms.

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Teachers Walk Fine Line With Students on Facebook

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking.

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Parents, Students Help School Districts in Tough Financial Times

Amid tough financial times, state aid to school districts has dwindled, while unfunded mandates continue to rise.

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Should Teachers and Students Be Facebook Friends?

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking.

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Texas Parents Call State’s Tests ‘a Stinking Mess’

Some Texas school parents are fed up with the state’s focus on high-stakes testing.

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Wis. Department of Public Instruction Releases School Staff Data

The battle over whether Wisconsin's public schools are doing the same, better or worse after reforms signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker took another turn Tuesday when the state Department of Public Instruction released a heap of new school staff data.

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N.J. District to Pay Student Paralyzed in Bullying Incident $4.2M

A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a known bully punched him in the abdomen.

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N.J. Voters Approve 90% of School Districts' Budgets

New Jersey voters approved 90 percent of school budgets in districts that held elections yesterday as just three systems sought approval to exceed Governor Chris Christie's 2 percent cap on local levy increases.

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LAUSD Considers Lowering the Bar for Graduation

Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Board of Education adopted an ambitious plan to have all students take college-prep classes to raise academic standards in the nation's second-largest school district.

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Texas District to Charge $250 per Student to Ride the Bus

Carroll (Texas) school district families will have to pay $250 for nearly every child who rides the bus next school year, trustees agreed.

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