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Bomb Threats and School Violence Seen as a Growing Problem

The prosecutor calls it “bomb week,” his shorthand for eight school threats — many written in school bathrooms or on notes — over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county.

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Common Core Study: Better Outcome When Teachers Evaluated on Student Achievement

To keep up with the demands of the new Common Core curriculum standards, teachers have made major changes to their lesson plans and the instructional materials they use. Principals aren’t getting much push-back from parents about the switch to Common Core. And the number of students reaching proficiency on the new multi-state tests was much lower than on the state tests they replaced.

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