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Derry Township School District Considers 'Common Sense' Changes to Weapons Policy

When is a cake knife like a shotgun? When a student takes that cake knife to a Derry Township School District building to celebrate a birthday.

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Paul Vallas, Former New Orleans Schools Chief, Takes Job in Connecticut

Paul Vallas has built his reputation by taking on enormous jobs. He headed public school systems in Chicago and Philadelphia, two of the top 10 biggest districts in the U.S.

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New School Superintendent From Houston Goes to Moore County School System in North Carolina

Aaron Spence will take over as the new superintendent of Moore County schools in February.

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Tough Tactics for Retention

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46
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Berkeley (Calif.) Schools Chief to Retire After Busy Four-year Tenure

A lot can happen in four years. Just ask Berkeley school superintendent Bill Huyett who recently announced his retirement after 38 years in education.

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Why Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Says We Can't Wait

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

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Former Richmond County Schools Supt. Enjoying New Job in Texas

He had never planned to leave Augusta after just three years.

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La. State Ed. Board Head: White is 'Natural Choice' for Superintendent, no National Search Planned

The head of Louisiana's education board doesn't expect a long, national search for the next state superintendent, saying she's not even sure if the board will accept applications or instead just vote on John White, Gov. Bobby Jindal's choice for the job.

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In Miami Big Expansion, Big Questions for Teach for America

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

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Building up Minnesota School Principals as Leaders, through Routine Evaluations

Good school principals are key in creating the right environment for kids to succeed.

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