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N.Y. Teachers Say They Don’t Feel Prepared to Teach Common Core Before April Exams

Teachers across the city do not feel adequately trained to prepare students for upcoming state exams aligned with new, more rigorous standards called Common Core, according to a survey conducted last month by the United Federation of Teachers.

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Ohio School Loses Drama Teacher Over 'Legally Blonde' Musical

A high school production of the musical "Legally Blonde" in Ohio has been deemed by administrators to be inappropriate for its audiences, resulting in the apparent dismissal of a drama teacher.

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Ill. Officials Say Summer School Met Goals

A summer school program, one of a number of initiatives implemented by Valley View School District 365u, was effective in preventing learning loss and satisfied the majority of parents whose children attended last year, district officials said at a recent school board meeting.

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$100 Million Bus Tour: Ala. School Board Looking at Schools to Renovate, Rebuild

During a break between rain showers, members of the Mobile County school board just boarded a big, yellow school bus to tour schools throughout the county that it is considering rebuilding or renovating with $100 million in construction funds.

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Kansas City School Enrollment Grows

An unusual thing happened in 2012 as Kansas City Public Schools braced for what at times threatened to be the most devastating drop in enrollment yet.

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Many Ohio Schools Soon Will Let Some Kids Skip Gym

By next school year, most districts in Franklin County will let students bypass gym class if they play a sport or participate in marching band or cheerleading.

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Yoga Programs in Calif. Schools Face Backlash

Public school yoga instructor Katie Campbell proudly looks out at 23 first graders as they contain their squirming in a kid-friendly version of the lotus position.

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Md. Students Learn About Financial Literacy

Students at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring soon will be able to know more about their finances thanks to EverFi Inc. — an online program that the school has begun integrating into its courses that teaches students about financial literacy.

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Newtown School Closed ‘Indefinitely’ As Investigation Continues

There are no classes Monday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. and officials aren’t sure if the school will ever reopen.

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Some Tutors Are Shouldering a Wider Load

Kateria Barnes was two weeks into her freshman year at New York University when she began to feel anxious and overwhelmed. There was so much to do: navigate a new city, register for classes, find classrooms, buy books.

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