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July 20, 2011

Minnesota District Under Investigation Over Bullying

A Minnesota school district is being investigated by two federal agencies for its handling of harassment and bullying of students.

July 01, 2011

Feds Fault District for Inaction in Calif. Bullying Case

The small Tehachapi, Calif., school district violated federal discrimination and harassment laws, the federal departments of Justice and Education said Friday.

April 21, 2011

Delaware Plans to Freeze District's Race to the Top Funds

The Christina District school board voted against a plan to move 19 teachers from two low-performing schools.

January 13, 2011

USDA Releases Proposed Nutrition Standards for School Meals

The standards would lead to meals with less fat and sodium, but the changes may come at a cost, district officials say.

October 25, 2010

Tackling Turnaround Takes 'Art' and 'Science'

What does it look like to turn around a high school in a neglected and isolated part of town? How does a staff of teachers and administrators show students they are cared for and haven't been forgotten, while pushing them hard in a bid to improve lagging test scores? I set out in my story posted t...

September 10, 2010

Obama's Back-to-School Speech Coming Tuesday

The president will address students Tuesday at a Philadelphia school.

August 31, 2010

Survey Finds Limited Familiarity, Success With Turnarounds

A new survey released today finds that few school districts are familiar with the four federal models for turning around low-performing schools and even fewer have implemented them.

August 20, 2010

What Does AYP Really Mean?

What are we telling parents and others when we say a school is in good standing?

August 12, 2010

Lack of Knowledge Stymies Efforts to Stop Bullying

More research, advocacy needed to tackle bullying, experts say.

May 10, 2010

States, Districts Moving Ahead on Turnarounds

States and districts are moving quickly to turn around the nation's lowest-performing schools.

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