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Student IDs That Track the Students

Anson Jones is the first school in San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District to roll out the new nametags, which are part of a pilot program intended to ensure that the district receives all of the state dollars to which it is entitled.

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US Immigration Program Causes Extra School Work in Yakima

The new federal immigration program that delays action against young people living in this country illegally has created a pile of work for the Yakima School District and other districts with a large number of immigrant children.

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New Florida School Grade System Yanked Due to Complaints

Changes to the way Volusia County (Fla.) students' grades are calculated that were rolled out in August have been put on hold because of parent and teacher complaints.

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Penn. Charter School Fight Draws Strong Words from Officials

The battle over the status of New Hope Academy Charter School drew harsh words from some elected officials Thursday, including York Mayor Kim Bracey, who accused the district of "fiddling while Rome is burning."

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Several Midstate School Districts Have Leadership Changes

Baby boomers are aging out of education jobs in large numbers, and school superintendents are no exception, said Jim Buckheight, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, which focuses on superintendents. As a result, four new superintendents and at least eight new principals greeted students this school year. It’s not an unusually high number, say two statewide groups for superintendents and principals.

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Georgia State Agency Says Gwinnett Donation May Be Illegal

A Georgia state agency says Gwinnett County Public Schools may be breaking the law by contributing $150,000 annually to a local economic development program.

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Ohio Auditor Questions 5 School Districts' Policies

Ohio state's auditor says five school districts have used questionable attendance policies and practices, putting them at a higher risk for scrubbing attendance data to improve their school report cards.

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School Board Candidates Debate Funding Gaps, School Programs

The Brentwood (Calif.) Union School District board covered potential budget cuts, future technology, community involvement and bridging funding gaps in the Election Previews 2012 debate that will begin airing Oct. 5.

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Texas School Vouchers Likely to Trigger Another Fight

A dormant battle to push school vouchers through the Texas Legislature was revived Thursday when Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst named Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, to head the — virtually ensuring a ferocious fight when a new legislative session opens in January. Patrick is a strong supporter of school vouchers, which would allow tax money to flow to private and religious schools.

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Oklahoma Superintendents Reject A through F Grading System

In a strong show of support for public schools statewide, more than 80 school superintendents came together in Oklahoma City to protest Oklahoma’s new A through F grading system designed to hold schools accountable for education.

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