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4/5/2012

4/5/2012

A gay high school student in Ohio who claims his freedom of expression was violated over a T-shirt is taking his school district to federal court.

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

Louisiana teachers have planned another rally for Wednesday at the state Capitol, the day when the key parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education reform package try to clear what could be their final hurdle.

4/3/2012

The Los Angeles public school system will notify parents within 72 hours when a teacher at their child's school has been removed from the classroom on allegations of sexual misconduct against students, officials said Friday.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

3/29/2012

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

3/23/2012

3/23/2012

Since announcing his 163-page education plan last month, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has held 8 education town halls. Hundreds of teachers and parents have shown up. Some have been more contentious than others.

3/23/2012

Federal education officials said they would investigate allegations by a civil rights group that black students in Jefferson Parish are being arrested at a disproportionate rate by law-enforcement agents who patrol public schools.

3/23/2012

A major part of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's education overhaul package appeared headed for passage in the state House Thursday night, but opponents weren't giving up as debate continued late into the evening.

3/22/2012

3/22/2012

Gov. Beverly Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year could be heard at one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina Wednesday.

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

Two controversial, failed bills that would have allowed Florida charter schools to grab a good chunk of public school construction money and, potentially, some public schools themselves likely will re-emerge next year.

3/21/2012

A controversial 2009 bus contract between a private company and Attleboro Public Schools violated at least one state law, according to a letter sent to Superintendent Pia Durkin earlier this month by Massachusetts Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

Missouri legislators entered the session with aspirations for major education reform, but a lack of consensus on some of the thornier proposals has imperiled the prospects of any schools overhaul getting approved this year.

3/19/2012

It's been a confusing few months for Calif. families with children who are turning 5 in November -- kids who, until this year, would have been eligible to start kindergarten.

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control.

3/16/2012

School sex abuse lawsuits just got a whole lot easier to file in California.

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