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Tenn. Pro-Abstinence Sex Education Law Sparks Debate

A pro-abstinence sex education law enacted recently in Tennessee has critics warning that it will fail to check the state's teen pregnancy rate, as supporters stand their ground on the need for barring explicit sex education.

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Saints QB Brees: Concussion Education Critical

 

Drew Brees knows he has a dangerous job. The record-setting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints is eager to make football safer at all levels.

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'Critical' Time for Education in Pa., Secretary Says

Pennsylvania is in a "critical" time for education, according to state Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis.

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Lottery Officials in Utah Want Education Percentage to 'Just Go Away'

Lottery officials say they would like to offer $10 and $20 instant scratch-off tickets with larger prizes, but that is not feasible.

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Vogel Exits Seminole (Fla.) Schools With Stern Warning

Bill Vogel has grave concerns about the future of public education in Florida as he ends nine years at the helm of one of Florida's highest-achieving school districts.

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Charter School Bill Would Hold Mo. Schools to Higher Accountability

Chaotic closures, low test scores and financial struggles have dogged the charter school movement in Missouri.

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Schools in Ohio District Pruned Records, Four Say

A team of data-processing workers inflated Columbus schools’ attendance figures by routinely and purposely removing large numbers of absent students from the rolls, four former district data analysts told The Dispatch.

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In a Baltimore School, A Model of Excellence

A recently released independent evaluation of two dozen Baltimore City schools conducted in 2011 suggests that even though the system has introduced important reforms in recent years, too many schools are still struggling to find effective ways to educate children.

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Deep Cuts to Oakland (Calif.) Special Ed Programs Blindside Teachers, Families

The Oakland school district's special-education programs will take a $4.3 million hit next school year under a plan to fix a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall discovered just a month ago.

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Rutherford County (Tenn.) Schools Still Adapting Programs to Title IX

When Title IX was signed into law June 23, 1972 by President Richard Nixon, it deemed that no person is to be denied access to an educational program or activity receiving federal assistance on the basis of sex.

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