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Microsoft Recognizes Schools for Innovation in Teaching

Today is World Teachers’ Day, and Microsoft is recognizing 82 schools, including Highland Tech High in Alaska, from around the world for their efforts to better educate children.

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School Leader: Ala. Immigration Law 'Scary' For Students

Montgomery Public Schools' officials said the state's new immigration law already is having a significant impact on the system with the potential to cost students valuable class time and the system money.

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'Executive Advisors' to Oversee Philadelphia Schools

Pledging additional support and oversight for city schools, Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's education secretary said Tuesday that change has come to the way the Philadelphia School District operates.

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Philly Schools to Get Extra Financial Oversight

The city's public schools received extra academic and financial support Tuesday as officials worked to restore public confidence in a system buffeted for months by scandal and political turmoil.

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Audit Finds New York City’s Schools Short on Physical Education

Despite alarming obesity rates among school-age children and a state requirement that all students get some level of structured exercise every week, many New York City schools do not provide physical education, or do not provide it as frequently as they should, according to an audit released on Tuesday by the city comptroller.

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New Orleans Schools Continue Climb, Even as Letter Grades Point Out Work to be Done

School performance scores in New Orleans continued their steady climb this year, even as Louisiana's new letter grade system kicked in for the first time and slapped a majority of the city's schools with a D or worse, underscoring how far New Orleans will still need to go before it achieves a top-rated public education system. 

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Hawaii Makes Surfing a Secondary School Sport

Hawaii is to become the first US state to offer surfing as an official secondary school competition sport.

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'Fed Up with Lunch' Exposes Worst School Meals

In January of 2010, an elementary school teacher decided to eat school lunch every day for a year and write about it anonymously as Mrs. Q. on her blog, Fed Up With Lunch.

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Can Technology Fix Education?

As U.S. educators and policymakers seek ways to boost student achievement, perhaps it’s time to consider a new model, harnessing the power and popularity of technology.

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Mississippi Schools: Appoint Superintendents

There is one major education reform in Mississippi that could be accomplished easily and would not cost anything - requiring that all school superintendents be appointed.

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