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Gay Student Sues Ohio School District Over T-shirt

A gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays is suing the school, saying it's violating his freedom of expression rights.

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N.J. District Hires Substitutes to Address High School Smoking Problem

To deter students from smoking in the bathrooms, the Lacey (N.J.) Township School District has been hiring substitutes to monitor the hallways at the high school.

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Joplin (Mo.) School District Bond Issue Passes

The largest bond issue in Joplin’s history unofficially has passed by less than 1 percent, allowing the Joplin School District to afford to rebuild schools that were destroyed in the May 22 tornado.

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NYC Union Sues City Education Department to Obtain E-mails

The New York City United Federation of Teachers filed suit in state Supreme Court on to force the Department of Education to hand over copies of official e-mails that it has been requesting since May 2010.

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Education World Honors Top 25 Blogs for Educators

To recognize standouts among educator-bloggers, the team at EducationWorld.com has selected its 25 best for 2012.

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New York's Poorest Schools Get Boost From Budget, Moody's Says

New York's poorest schools will get a boost from the $132.6 billion state budget passed last week as education aid grows by 4 percent and districts work to stay below the 2 percent tax cap, Moody’s Investors Service said.

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Louisiana Education Reform Bills Face Final Hurdle This Week

Louisiana teachers have planned another rally for Wednesday at the state Capitol, the day when the key parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education reform package try to clear what could be their final hurdle.

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McGraw-Hill Ed Meets with Ed and Political Leaders to Advance Digital Learning

Last week, officials from the Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) brought together leaders from the digital education industry to formulate a unified strategy for moving America's K-12 classrooms into the digital age.

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CITGO Plant Donates Lab Equipment to Atlanta (Ga.) Schools

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its lubricants blending plant in Atlanta donated more than 1,500 pieces of laboratory equipment, including workbenches, beakers, flasks and ovens to the City of Atlanta School System.

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Newark (Calif.) Schools to Lose Librarians Unless Alternative Funding is Found

Starting next year, most school libraries in Newark will be missing a key aspect – librarians.

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