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School Shelter Debate Builds

Nearly a year after a tornado ripped through Oklahoma, killing seven students in a crushed elementary school, officials disagree over whether state or local money should pay for school storm shelters, a debate that has taken on political overtones in a…

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The possibly catastrophic new contract with NYC’s teachers

“Trust, but verify,” a great man once said — sound advice for judging government in general, and municipal labor relations in particular. So flash back to Thursday’s grip-and-grin in City Hall’s ceremonial Blue Room, wherein Mayor de Blasio, teachers union…

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Mixed Report for Race to the Top Education Grants

President Barack Obama's Race to the Top competition unleashed a wave of changes in how public schools evaluate teachers, try to turn around low-performing campuses, and teach math and reading. But as the program's four-year grant period nears an end…

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‘Columbine effect’: Alarm is rising over copycats

Multiple bombs. An arsenal of guns. Months of detailed planning for killing his family and then unleashing explosives and bullets on his classmates at Waseca’s junior and senior high school. It was all meant to happen on April 20, the 15th…

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Coding schools gain traction with tech set

When Strand McCutchen decided he wanted to become a Web developer, he holed up in his brother's apartment for a few months and taught himself the programming language Ruby. Now McCutchen, 31, teaches others to code at Dev Bootcamp, an intensive vocational school that…

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Lessons From the World’s Best Public School

Over the past several years, the Shanghai public school system has drawn global envy—and stirred controversy—by acing an international test given every few years by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that seeks to measure the quality…

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Bullied Students Sneak Thousands of Guns Into Schools

Bullying victims are sneaking hundreds of thousands of firearms, knives and clubs into U.S. high schools, according to a chilling new analysis that carries the eerie echoes of one recent mass school assault and two potential near misses. Extrapolating from a…

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Device helps Down syndrome student communicate

Kelby Watson stood outside his apartment on a cold April morning, scanning the parking lot for his school bus. The 16-year-old’s mother, Teresa, walked outside to meet him. Kelby looked at her over his shoulder and reached for his voice, which lives inside a…

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