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Pa. School District Opens Buses to Ads

"To advertise or not to advertise," that is the question — at least in the minds of many school districts feeling the pinch of Pennsylvania's cuts to education spending.

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Idaho Schools Sign up to Receive First Round of Laptops From the State

More than 170 high schools across Idaho have signed up to participate in the first one-third of schools receiving laptops in the state’s "one-to-one" initiative in 2013.

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Mass. Schools Eager to Launch iPad Era of Learning

Students at Catholic high schools in Brockton and Braintree, and others in grades 7 through 12 in Kingston, will start the next school year with iPads instead of papers and books in their backpacks, part of a growing number of schools looking to trade traditional learning tools for the latest technology.

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N.C. Districts Must Inspect Buses After Charlotte School Bus Fire

School officials have informed all 115 North Carolina school districts to perform inspections on school buses after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg bus caught fire. 

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William Penn Foundation Donates $1.5 Million for Phila. School District Restructuring

The William Penn Foundation is donating $1.5 million to help restructure the Philadelphia School District, and officials said Wednesday they thought the move could bring more funds from the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.

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Utah House Passes Bill to Allow Schools to Skip Sex Ed

A bill to allow Utah schools to drop sex education classes — and prohibit instruction in the use of contraception in those that keep the courses — moved significantly closer to becoming law Wednesday. The House passed HB363 by a 45-28 vote after a late-afternoon debate that centered largely on lawmakers’ differing definitions of morality.

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Grading Teachers Sparks Conflict as States Vie for Grants

David Wright, a high school technology teacher in Middletown, Delaware, has never taught reading or math. Even so, the state planned to judge his job performance partly on student test scores in those subjects.

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Chicago Shake-Up Targets 17 Schools

This city's school board voted Wednesday to shake up the teaching staffs at 17 low-performing public schools, handing Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory in his battle with the teachers union and highlighting an increasingly aggressive stance on education overhauls by a number of Democratic mayors nationwide.

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Can Charters and Equity Goals Coexist?

While our society is more diverse than ever before, schools are more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.

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Report: Crime at US Public Schools on the Decline

Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new government data reports an increase in cyber bullying and youth suicides.

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