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Teachers Approve Tentative Contract in Michigan District

The Bay City Education Association, representing 450 teachers, has tentatively approved a new contract with Bay City Public Schools, the two sides said in a joint press release on Tuesday.

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Critics Dominate Hearing on Indiana School Grading Changes

Critics were virtually the only people who showed up for a public hearing on proposed rules changes they claim will lead to more schools being taken over by the state.

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Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' Barred from Arizona Public Schools

Two years ago, Arizona made headlines with its ban on ethnic studies in the state’s schools, and the Tucson school district in particular was under the spotlight for its Mexican-American Studies Program.

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Plymouth-Canton School District in Michigan Banning Books

There’s an interesting controversy going on in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, a middle-class school district in Western Wayne County. It has to do with banning books.

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Mississippi Charter School Law Rated Worst in Nation

For the second year in a row, Mississippi has the nation's weakest charter school law according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' annual ranking of state charter school laws. Maine's law ranks first.

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St. Louis Schools are Near Accreditation, Supt. Tells State Board

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams showed the Missouri Board of Education data Tuesday indicating the city's school system is just a few students shy of receiving the academic point needed to regain accreditation.

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Are Schools Making Kids Sick?

As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick -- a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches.

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Supreme Court to Schools: Take Care with First Amendment

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down appeals from two Pennsylvania school districts that were successfully sued by students who posted on the Internet malicious mockeries of their school principals.

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Gov. To Use Carrot, Stick to Improve N.Y. Schools

Gov. Andrew Cuomo would use his considerable budget powers to force changes he says will improve public schools, including tougher evaluations for teachers and principals.

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More Schools Likely to Lose Accreditation, Experts Say

As anxiety over the academic performance of public schools grows, experts say it's likely that more schools and school districts will lose public or private accreditation.

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