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Wyoming House Passes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns At Schools

Local school boards could allow teachers and other workers at Wyoming’s K-12 schools who hold concealed-carry permits to carry guns on campus under a bill the Wyoming House of Representatives introduced on Thursday.

02/14/2014

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Va. Republicans Want to Reduce Standardized Testing

House Republicans want to reduce how many standardized tests Virginia’s public school students take.

01/14/2014

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Standardized Tests Under Fire in Maryland

The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.

12/23/2013

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Virginia Board of Education OKs Letter-Based Grading System

Virginia education officials will soon use a letter-based system to grade the state’s public schools.

11/21/2013

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Nation’s Education Secretary Hails D.C. Improvement on U.S. Report Card

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says District of Columbia school officials deserve credit for big leaps in scores on the Nation’s Report Card.

11/07/2013

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Doctors: Teenagers Should Have Better Access To Condoms

Researchers from the Committee on Adolescence at the American Academy of Pediatrics said that condoms should be made more available to teenagers.

10/28/2013

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Senate Republicans: Let States Make Final Decisions On Schools

Education Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.

06/06/2013

The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images)

Experts: US Schools Should Make Physical Education A Core Subject

The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject.

05/23/2013

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Fairfax County Names Texas Educator New Superintendent

A Texas educator has been selected to head Fairfax County public schools, becoming the first woman to head Virginia’s largest school district.

04/11/2013

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Prince George’s County Lawmakers Consider Schools Takeover Plan

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is urging lawmakers to support a measure that would allow him to overhaul the county’s school system.

04/02/2013

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