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With State Board Approval, Sweeping Changes in La. Ed Policy Roll Out

The state board of education gave its blessing to a wide ranging set of policy changes on Tuesday, signing off on a new formula for grading the quality of public schools as well as the details of how state officials plan to implement a landmark package of education bills that cleared the state Legislature with the backing of Gov. Bobby Jindal this spring.

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R.I. Ed Chief Urges Charter Closure

Rhode Island's education commissioner is recommending the closure of a Providence charter high school, citing low math scores and leadership problems.

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As PCB Issue Lingers, Removal Will Be Expedited in Brooklyn School

A Brooklyn public school building that had leaking light fixtures will be moved to the top of the list of schools with PCB problems, and the city will replace its lighting very soon, city officials said last week.

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Baltimore Evaluations Show Problems in Instruction

As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children.

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N.Y. Charter Schools Face Opposition to Plan for Special Needs

Charter schools are under increasing pressure to admit and provide more services for children with special needs.

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Changes in Arlington (Va.) School District's Dyslexia Program Worry Parent

When Kim Neufeld was 6, her first-grade teacher took her mother aside and suggested that Kim be screened for dyslexia.

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Michigan State Board of Education Looks to Change Ways Teachers are Trained, Evaluated and Supported

Michigan State Board of Education members are calling for changes to the way teachers are trained, evaluated and supported as part a wide-ranging list of goals and legislative priorities.

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Jefferson County Board of Education Repeals Earring Ban for Male Students

The Jefferson County (Ala.) Board of Education voted this morning to repeal its ban on male students wearing earrings, according to a statement released by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Parkway Students to get Health Profession Head Start

Some Parkway (Mo.) School District seniors will be following doctor's orders starting this coming school year.

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DMPS Refuses to Prevent 11-year-old's Thorny Walk to School

The thought of having her 11-year-old daughter walk 1.7 miles crossing Interstate 235 to a new school next fall has Jessica Bilotta so worked up, she has contacted everyone she can think of in the Des Moines (Iowa) school district.

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