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November 11, 2014 - Education Week
 Harvard University plans to launch a fellowship program to prepare seniors at the college to become K-12 teachers, giving them more than a year of student-teaching, a lightened courseload, and follow-up supports once they've started to lead their own classrooms.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
 As part of a pilot program, all staff members at Gunning Bedford Middle School in New Castle, Del., have been given hand-held whiteboards that double as bulletproof shields in case of a school shooting.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
 New York state has crafted new rules allowing trained teachers to administer epinephrine injections to students facing medical emergencies.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
 A rural district in Southern California is the subject of several lawsuits after it authorized charter schools that have opened in neighboring districts, according to LA School Report.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
 A Long Island teacher has filed a lawsuit against the New York state education department, charging that the teacher-evaluation system is statistically flawed.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  A teacher in a Roman Catholic school was told to take a leave of absence for 21 days when she returned from a mission trip to Kenya, even though the country is thousands of miles from the center of the Ebola outbreak.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  A Louisiana Supreme Court panel has overturned a lower-court class action stemming from the dismissal of teachers after Hurricane Katrina, a decision that for now spares the New Orleans district and the state of Louisiana from having to pay up to $1.5 billion in back pay.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  The parents of a 16-year-old who died last fall from football-related brain trauma are suing the New York districts he played for and the medical responders who tended to him.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  Following the botched rollout of an ambitious plan to provide iPads to students and an ongoing software fiasco that has undermined class scheduling and the ability to verify the accuracy of students' transcripts, the chief information officer of the 651,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District has stepped down.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  The Huntsville, Ala., district expelled 14 students last year based on the findings of a private contractor who monitored students' social-media activity as part of greater school security efforts, according to a review by The Huntsville Times. Twelve of them were black, drawing concerns that the program unfairly targeted African-American students.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  The average time that urban superintendents stay on the job dropped this year, new survey results show.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
  Twenty-six nonprofit groups, school districts, and universities are on track to win a slice of the nearly $130 million Investing in Innovation grant fund, a federal initiative intended to help scale up promising education ideas with a strong research base.
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