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Fla. Push for Digital Textbooks, Tests Has Schools Scrambling

Students at Lake Minneola High School spent the year reading from shiny, new iPads instead of textbooks, something many say helped them stay engaged with schoolwork.

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New Philly Schools Chief Inherits System in Crisis

When Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent begins his job here, he’s got his work cut out for him.

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Keys (Fla.) Schools Hire New Supt.-- But the Current One Says He Might Not Leave

The Florida Keys have a new schools superintendent. But the current one says he might not move aside by the Aug. 1 start date.

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5 More States Get Waivers From Education Law Rules

The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress.

State officials and critics of the 2001 federal law have long complained that it was unreasonable and unrealistic in requiring every student to demonstrate proficiency in math and English by 2014.

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Boyertown (Penn.) School District Banking on Ads for Revenue

A year ago, Jim Bozzini came before the Boyertown (Penn.) School Board as a parent and taxpayer to suggest a new way for the cash-strapped district to raise money: advertisements.

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Cleveland Mayor, School Reform Supporters to Interview Consultants for Tax Levy

The levy campaign for Cleveland schools will kick off soon now that the state legislature has approved the changes needed to implement Mayor Frank Jackson's reform plans.

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Why School Districts Keep Superintendent Searches Secret

On a single March night in DuPage County (Ill.), one superintendent arrived — and another announced his departure — in a cloud of secrecy at two of the state's largest school districts.

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Pa. Gov. Enacts Landmark School Reforms, Increases Funding

Delivering on his commitment to reform Pennsylvania's public school system, Governor Tom Corbett yesterday signed into law legislation that will bring sweeping changes to improve the quality of the state's education system.

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Virginia Freed From NCLB

Virginia is one of the latest states to slip out from under the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Special Education Change Is Pushed

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

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