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October 21, 2014 - Education Week
 A Georgia appeals court ruled last week that parents of a 7th grader who created a fake Facebook account mocking a classmate are potentially liable for negligence for not forcing him to close the account once they learned of it.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
 The National School Boards Association will immediately stop its work with the R.J. Reynolds' Right Decisions, Right Now youth anti-smoking program, the organization said last week, just days after it first announced the partnership with the tobacco company.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
 The Roman Catholic archdiocese in southwest Ohio is proposing a committee made up of teachers who would advise on future contracts that include morality clauses.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
 Portland, Ore., won't comply with state rules calling for districts to set goals in three subject areas as part of a switch to a new test.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
 Problems with the Los Angeles Unified School District's new student-tracking system led to widespread issues in identifying special-needs students and placing them in the correct programs, a report concludes.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  California's Downey Unified School District has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights after a complaint alleged one of its schools discriminated against a transgender student.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Wisconsin has spent some $139 million on vouchers in the past decade to pay tuition for students attending private schools that were eventually disqualified from the state's program, according to a review by the Wisconsin State Journal.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Oklahoma's institutions of higher education last week ruled that the state's K-12 academic standards are rigorous enough to get students ready for college and the workforce.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Superintendent John Deasy resigned last week from the Los Angeles Unified School District, bringing an end to an at-times tumultuous run as the chief of the nation's second-largest district.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
  Three Texas school districts closed some schools last week in response to news that a nurse who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus flew on a commercial airplane while she may have been showing symptoms.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
  Want to find a better teacher for English-language learners? A new report suggests schools might start by looking for teachers who add the most value for any student, rather than limiting the search to those with specialized training to work with ELLs.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
  Jim Blew has been named the new president of StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee that pushes for increased school choice and the end to seniority-based employment decisions for teachers.
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