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The hoax wasted school leaders' time as they worked to debunk it.
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New studies suggest ways education leaders can make budgets bigger and more equitable.
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They're empathetic listeners who offer lots of constructive feedback, our readers say.
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The group claims the policy to remove books about gender fluidity from library shelves violates federal law.
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The new funding will help schools redo HVAC systems, add renewable energy, and upgrade facilities.
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An 8th grader works on a class project at Paw Paw Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. The students were asked to write a word that was important to them and their work in the classroom. They then added the words to a poster to serve as a class "contract." The district has upped its social-emotional curriculum during the pandemic, as more students struggle. That is common nationwide. A recent AP-NORC/MTV poll found that nearly half of U.S. teens said the pandemic has made it harder to be happy and maintain their mental health.
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