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New York senators urge delay in Common Core rollout

A dozen state senators urged New York's education commissioner on Thursday to delay the further rollout of the new Common Core learning standards, citing frustration and complaints by parents, teachers and administrators. They also threatened to force changes by law…

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School systems can apply for safety grants

School districts across the nation will be able to apply for competitive grants to develop or update their school safety plans, U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Wednesday in Baltimore County.

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East Sac County considers 4-day school week

A rural, western Iowa school district could become the second district in the state to hold classes four days a week in an effort school officials hope will reduce classroom disruptions and strengthen teacher skills.

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Will waiving some rules help Kansas City schools?

A Kansas experiment looks to test whether state rules piled on schools smother the possibility of a better classroom. Eight school districts, including Blue Valley and Kansas City, Kan., want designation as “innovative” — a title freeing them from a hodgepodge…

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Transgender students get new options in California

School districts in California are grappling with a newly enacted, first-of-its-kind law that spells out rights for those students who don't identify as being the gender of their birth. The law grants students who identify themselves as transgender the right to…

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Lafayette parents, students learn education strategies

The Guidry family uses teamwork to help fourth-grader Tracy with her homework some nights. Often, the family’s seventh-grader, Jason, takes the lead in helping his little sister, said dad Johnny Guidry. Together, the family attended the Lafayette Parish school system’s Academic Super Bowl,…

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