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East Texas School Districts Put Emphasis on Bus Safety

A school bus crash Wednesday morning in Mount Pleasant that sent about 30 students and a bus driver to the hospital happened despite annual inspections and a “veteran” driver with no history of wrecks.

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Dress Code for Teachers May be En Route

The Vernon Board of Education moved to further discuss the creation and implementation of a dress code for faculty after some members expressed their disapproval of some staff attire in the hallways.

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Texas School to Open $60M Football Field of Dreams

Call it the palace of high school football: A gleaming $60 million facility with seats for 18,000 roaring fans, a 38-foot-wide high-definition video screen, corporate sponsors and a towering upper deck.

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Minnesota Imposes New Labels on Schools

The full impact of Minnesota's accountability system came into view Thursday with the announcement of the final group of schools facing new labels and corrective actions.

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Indiana Board Of Ed Will Not Takeover Indianapolis School

The state Board of Education chose Thursday not to takeover an Indianapolis public school but is leaving the option on the table.

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Many Schools Unprepared For Next Pandemic

During the school day, you leave your children’s health in the hands of the school nurse — but it’s hard to know if they are prepared for everything. Some forms of preparedness training, like fire drills and tornado drills, are mandated in schools.

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Foxborough School District to Focus on Community Relations, Student Achievement in 2012-13

In advance of students returning to Foxborough Public Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the town’s School Committee reviewed and approved the district’s goals for the 2012-13 at Monday’s meeting.

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Bill to Overhaul California Teacher Evaluations Advances

In a showdown pitting unions against education reformers and school districts, a bill to overhaul teacher evaluations passed a major legislative hurdle late Wednesday when it was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

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Progress in Washington Schools, But Too Few Grads

Washington students are making steady progress on state tests, but too many – especially minority kids – are still failing to reach the big goal of graduating from high school on time, state education officials said Wednesday.

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Early-Bird Registration Open for Inaugural Event, Keynoted by Award-Winning Educator Chris Lehmann

Attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Leadership Forum 2012, Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis, is a prime opportunity for school leaders from around the country to explore these critical issues and identify solutions that will help them leverage the power of technology to ensure that all students graduate ready for success in college and career.

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