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The National Center for Education Statistics is rechecking data on about 5,000 high schools after faulty information from the agency led to erroneous rankings for the high schools on U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools" list.
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Schools cannot block access to nonpornographic websites that deal with homosexuality, the ACLU's Joshua Block writes.
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A year after a tornado destroyed six of its schools, a Missouri district is building facilities that match its new vision for education.
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But state and district special education directors say there are still widespread misperceptions about the universal design for learning concept.
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Common-Standards Writer Named President of College Board
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Feds Offer Guidelines on Discouraging Restraints, Seclusion
(May 15, 2012, On Special Education Blog)
Calif. Lawsuit Challenges Teacher Protections
(May 15, 2012, Teacher Beat Blog)
Report: Ed-Tech Movements Gaining Steam
(May 15, 2012, Digital Education Blog)
Ariz. Expands School Choice Beyond Students With Disabilities
(May 16, 2012, On Special Education Blog)
Sleep Timing a Weighty Problem for Students
(May 15, 2012, Inside School Research Blog)

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The Reading Wars
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