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Bullied Gay Teen Brings Stun Gun to School, Faces Expulsion

An Indiana mother sent her gay son to school with a stun gun to protect him against bullies. The teen now faces expulsion, but the mother says she would do it again.

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Mount Baker Ill. School District Faces $1.95 Million Shortfall, Teacher Layoffs

The Mount Baker School District will cut programs and lay off employees to close a $1.95 million deficit in the 2012-13 budget.

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Shaquille O’Neal Earns PhD, Inspires NBA Fans to Achieve

Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding a busy sports weekend that included multiple NBA Playoff games, a Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight, and the Kentucky Derby, Shaquille O'Neal was handling his business - serious business. Doctoral business.

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An Apple for the iPad? Technology & Education Start-Ups

Transformational is how some describe edX, an online education platform that will make Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) courses available to everyone. Inevitable is probably a better term. As textbooks go digital, more testing is conducted on-line and mobile applications democratize education tools, education start-ups are on the rise.

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Move to Outsource Teacher Licensing Process Draws Protest

The idea that a handful of college instructors and student teachers in the school of education at the University of Massachusetts could slow the corporatization of public education in America is both quaint and ridiculous.

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High Schools: Leveling Playing Field Won't Be Easy

Anyone in a hurry might want to avoid the phrase competitive balance around a high-school coach or administrator. The mere mention probably would launch a long discussion about everything that’s wrong with athletics today.

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Some Michigan School Teachers Wait on School Employee Pension Reform

Several Washtenaw County schools are receiving fewer retirement notices than usual this spring as some teachers wait for legislators to act on reforming the school employee pension fund.

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2 Mich. School District Close to Consolidation

Every morning for the last school year, Darian Smith and Johnathon Compau have hopped on a school bus that takes them from Willow Run High School to Ypsilanti High School -- a 4.5-mile trek that became necessary when the two schools merged their Air Force JROTC programs.

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N.J. Parents Urge State Ed Chief to Visit Charter School Scheduled to Close

Parents of students at the PleasanTech Charter School want acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to visit the school to see why it should be allowed to stay open.

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Comstock (Mich.) Schools Work Hard to Turn around Struggling District

In theory, Stephanie Lemmer has weekends off in her job as principal of Comstock's North Elementary School.

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