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AP Surges as Tool for Schools Raising Standards

Not long ago, Advanced Placement exams were mostly for top students looking to challenge themselves and get a head start on college credit. Not anymore.

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Pennsylvania School District, ACLU Agree to Pledge of Allegiance Settlement

The American Civil Liberties Union and a southwestern Pennsylvania school district have signed an agreement settling a lawsuit brought by a girl who claimed she was disciplined for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Gregoire Delivers Education Challenge

Gov. Chris Gregoire challenged her potential successors to pursue new revenue in support of education, saying that she wished the state had committed more money to schools in this year’s budget.

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LAUSD Special Education Services Are Suffering, But Is It A Problem With The Records Or The Care?

After failing for the eighth straight year to meet service delivery targets for special education, Los Angeles Unified School District has begun interviewing staff to understand why records indicate thousands of students with disabilities are not receiving their prescribed services.

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Parents of Boy Forcibly Tattooed Sue School District

The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was assaulted and forcibly tattooed on the buttocks by four older students during school hours have filed suit against the school district.

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Alabama Senate Approves Education Budget

The Alabama Senate passed a $5.5 billion education budget, but not before making some changes to distribution of funds to two-year colleges and saying it expects more changes to be made in the state House.

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Calls To Calif. School District Prompts School Lockdowns

For the second straight day, two South Bay (Calif.) schools, Mar Vista High School and Imperial Beach Elementary, were locked down after the school district received a disturbing phone call.

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Questions Remain About No-Bid Consulting Contracts in Conn.

Since becoming Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education this past fall, Stefan Pryor has brought in highly paid consultants with ties to the charter school community to help craft Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping education reform package.

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Christie Says Vouchers Are Needed to Repair Poor Schools

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said school vouchers are needed to repair a public-education system that has left students unprepared for college and work.

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US: Tutoring Service for NYC Kids Cheated for Cash

The federal government says a company that tutored struggling New York City students was caught cheating as it tried to score tens of millions of dollars in federal funding.

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