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Tennessee Is Still Officially Anti-Evolution As Science Education Bill Passes

A new bill (SB 893) was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories, essentially allowing anti-evolutionists and climate change deniers a voice in the science classroom.

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Senate Passes Jindal's Early Childhood Education Bill

The first and least controversial of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education proposals cleared the Louisiana Senate this morning, as the upper chamber voted unanimously to impose a new statewide regulatory structure on pre-kindergarten programs.

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Condoleezza Rice on Education: American Dream on Verge of Collapse

America's national security and the upward mobility the country was built upon could collapse if the education system isn't rapidly improved, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Tuesday.

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Voters Give High Marks to Conn. Schools

The vast majority of voters, from the cities to rural towns, give high marks to Connecticut's public schools and teachers, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are currently considering a major overhaul of the system.

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Ga. Tightens High School Football Rules

New rules now in place in at Georgia high schools will affect every summer football practice.

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Battle over Florida Charter Schools Could Lead to Bargain

Two controversial, failed bills that would have allowed Florida charter schools to grab a good chunk of public school construction money and, potentially, some public schools themselves likely will re-emerge next year.

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State Official: Attleboro (Mass.) Schools Broke Law

A controversial 2009 bus contract between a private company and Attleboro Public Schools violated at least one state law, according to a letter sent to Superintendent Pia Durkin earlier this month by Massachusetts Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.

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Two N.C. School Districts Account for Most Paddling

Fewer North Carolina children are being paddled, an increasing trend after one of the school districts that most often used corporal punishment dropped the practice this month.

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Commissioners Start Process to Build New Schools in Asheville, N.C.

The city school system will get $2 million to plan replacements for Asheville Middle School and Isaac Dickson Elementary School, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday.

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Is 'Pink Slime' on The Menu in Salem (Mass.) Schools?

Salem's school superintendent says boneless lean beef trimmings, also known as "pink slime," are probably being served in Salem school lunches, but he doesn't think there is any health risk to students.

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