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Oregon Bans Native American Mascots

For years, Banks High School in Oregon has had its own local twist on the national anthem, signing off with “Land of the free -- and home of the Braves!” That’s been a ra-ra reference to the yellow-and-black warrior with feathers and a mohawk that has always been the school’s mascot.

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Number of Wis. Public School Teachers Fell 2.4% in 2011-'12

The number of teachers in Wisconsin's public schools declined by 1,446 positions, or 2.4%, during the 2011-'12 school year, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says in two reports that will be released Monday.

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Education is the Latino Issue, not Immigration

In this election season, both Republicans and Democrats continue to reach out to Latinos by focusing on immigration, the supposed priority issue for Latino voters. Candidates translate their key messages into Spanish, thinking that we like to hear our native language when we communicate with politicians.

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Schools to Close 2 Days and Reopen for Last Day of Classes

The mountains of snow and the icy roads never arrived last winter, depriving schoolchildren of the precious surprise of a snow day. But the payoff is about to come, a few months later, to thousands of New York City students.

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Nashville Schools' Diversity Praised During Rezoning Trial

Metro Nashville’s school zoning plan promotes integration by offering choice, national desegregation expert Leonard Stevens testified Wednesday in the final day of a trial over whether the district unfairly moved black students.

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Miami Schools Police Chief Accused Of Trying to Decrease Crime Stats

Miami Dade Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley is accused of directing officers to Baker Act rather than arrest students to make it appear that crimes have decreased under his watch.

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Faced with Scandals, Schools Consider Social Media Limits

Paul Roberts was “Teacher of the Year” when he was arrested and fired from his job teaching math at Stafford Middle School.

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NYC Won't Wait for Evaluations to Tackle Teacher Quality

Even without a new teacher evaluation system, New York City will ramp up efforts to weed out teachers who “don’t deserve to teach,” Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

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NYC Leaders Hope Tensions Ease Between District, Charter Schools With New Collaboration

The city Department of Education hopes to ease long-existing tensions between district and charter schools with a new collaboration set to kick off in the Bronx.

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Conn. Education Reform: Lawmakers Pass ‘Meaningful’ Bill

Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

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