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N.J. District to Pay Student Paralyzed in Bullying Incident $4.2M

A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a known bully punched him in the abdomen.

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N.J. Voters Approve 90% of School Districts' Budgets

New Jersey voters approved 90 percent of school budgets in districts that held elections yesterday as just three systems sought approval to exceed Governor Chris Christie's 2 percent cap on local levy increases.

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LAUSD Considers Lowering the Bar for Graduation

Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Board of Education adopted an ambitious plan to have all students take college-prep classes to raise academic standards in the nation's second-largest school district.

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Texas District to Charge $250 per Student to Ride the Bus

Carroll (Texas) school district families will have to pay $250 for nearly every child who rides the bus next school year, trustees agreed.

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Cash, Other Charlotte N.C. Superintendent Finalists Awaiting Decision

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools board will meet in closed session later this week to discuss the three finalists for its superintendent's position -- a trio that includes Memphis Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash.

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FCAT Season Begins This Week with Lots of Changes, More Pressure

Florida's testing season kicks into high gear Monday, marking a springtime tradition for 2.2 million students in public school.

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NYC Plans to Open High School for Software Engineering

New York City plans to open 54 new schools serving 21,000 students, including an academy of software engineering for grades nine through 12, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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Anne Arundel Schools: We Got Most of What We Wanted

Anne Arundel school officials said Monday they got most of the money they wanted under the county executive’s spending plan for next year, which includes money for 62 additional teachers.

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Cleveland District Revives Plan to Sell Downtown Headquarters

The Cleveland school district has revived plans to sell its East Sixth Street headquarters and rent space downtown instead, while relocating other offices to the closed East High School.

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Schools with Grants Struggle with Teacher Evaluation Systems

Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

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