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Roseville (Calif.) District Directs Superintendent To Review School Newspaper Ads

A school district’s decision regarding a student newspaper now has some saying First Amendment rights are being violated.

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Tenure for N.C. Teachers Likely to Change, Says Cumberland County Superintendent

A committee of the Cumberland County school board was presented Tuesday two options to consider if the state legislature eliminates tenure for teachers.

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Survey Shows Dissatisfaction with Indianapolis Public Schools

A slight majority of more than 7,000 residents in the Indianapolis Public Schools district are dissatisfied with the school system, according to surveys conducted in late summer by a coalition of community groups, including IPS itself.

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Portland (Ore.) Schools Incorporating 'Character' Education

A new style of learning, championed by author Paul Tough, is being applied in Portland's public schools and in the creative writing programs offered at The Telling Room.

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L.A. Schools Fail to Gain Union Backing for Grant Application

An effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to win a high-profile $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application, a condition for the competition imposed by the federal education department.

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New Study Finds Adjusting Discipline Methods Could Benefit Texas Schools

Ahead of a joint meeting today of the Senate education and criminal justice committees that will address school discipline, a new study suggests that adjusting disciplinary policy could improve results at Texas public schools while saving money at the same time.

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Texas Schools Need $8B in Extra Funding Per Year, Expert Says

Texas will need to spend at least an additional $8 billion per year to ensure its students meet the tough new academic standards imposed by state lawmakers, a top school finance expert testified Monday.

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Jackson (Miss.) Schools Could Lose Accreditation Thursday

Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.

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Should Schools Close During Bad Flu Outbreaks?

A new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER.

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NYC Schools Closed Wednesday, No Timeline for Return of Power

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that schools will remain closed on Wednesday -- the third straight day -- as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

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