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NJ's Main Teachers Union Presenting its Own Ideas

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

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White Stays Mum on Education La. Superintendent Job

Gov. Bobby Jindal's pick to be Louisiana's next education superintendent said that it's not appropriate to talk with education board members about the job until after the Nov. 19 election.

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Indianapolis School District Takes On Bullying

One central Indiana school district is trying to stop bullying with a program that’s gaining recognition across the country.

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New Mexico’s Sexual Education Problem

Though the Albuquerque teacher who surveyed his high school students on sexual experiences violated district policy on requesting sensitive information, he sought to address an issue that affects more New Mexican youth than those in most other states.

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Proposed Seattle School-Newspaper Policy Raises Censorship Concerns

A proposal being considered by the Seattle School Board could have a chilling impact on free speech in the city's high schools, First Amendment activists say.

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Steve Jobs’ Top 15 Quotes on Education

It’s only been 1 month since the untimely death of Steve Jobs; and Steve would be pleased to know that he’s still in the news and still a large part of the public consciousness. There’s a new biography out and soon to be aired never before seen TV interviews. And, his quotes abound.

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National Study Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment of Students in Grades 7 to 12

Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches.

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Longer School Day in Chicago Wins

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was all smiles on Friday as she described how she reached out to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a big meeting.

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New Seattle School-Bus Plan Causing Headaches for Parents

The first time the bus assigned to take her third-grade daughter to Alki Elementary School arrived late, Myrtle Griffiths wrote it off as an inevitable first-week-of-school annoyance.

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Schools Vouchers' Critics Cite Lack of Accountability

Public schools must account for every dime of state and federal funding they spend to educate students.

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