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Colorado student dead after opening fire at school; kids were screaming LA Times: Armed with a shotgun, a student entered Arapahoe High School and opened fire, hitting at least one other student before turning the weapon on himself, officials said Friday.

Klein says curriculum is his legacy’s lone dark spot GothamSchools: The further away Joel Klein gets from the New York City school system, the firmer he is about the changes he brought during his tenure.

Parents Protest Emergency Calls WSJ: More than 22% of the 15,130 calls for ambulances placed by schools in the 2011-12 school year were related to disciplinary infractions, according to Legal Services NYC, which sued the Department of Education and Fire Department of New York for the data.

Arlington Schools tap big data to reduce dropout rate Washington Post: The Arlington County public school district is inviting number crunchers from Sterling, Silicon Valley and even Singapore to help solve one of the most vexing problems in public education: how to keep children from dropping out of school.

Police respond to shooting report at Colo. school: State division of emergency management spokeswoman Micki Trost says police are responding to a report of a shooting at a high school in suburban Denver....

25 Top-Rated Investing in Innovation Applicants Secure Private Matches PoliticsK12: This year the U.S. Department of Education awarded some $134 million in i3 money, including seven "validation" grants (which can total up to $12 million each for projects with some evidence to back them up) and 18 "development" grants (which can reach $3 million each for promising ideas with less of a track record). 

 Ohio: School Officials Plead Not Guilty After Rape NYT: The superintendent and three current or former city school officials in Steubenville, Ohio, pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges related to the 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Adelanto parent trigger fight subject of new movie San Bernardino Sun: In 2011, parents in the Desert Trails Parent Union — aided by Parent Revolution, the nonprofit that helped pass the 2010 Parent Trigger Law three years ago.

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International Education: A Testing Time for Private Schools in Eastern Europe NYT:  Since communism collapsed in Central and Eastern Europe two decades ago, private tertiary education has boomed. Now, demographics, recession and quality concerns are changing the picture.

Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent' NPR: Recently, the principal of Trumbull High School in Connecticut canceled a student production of Rent. The rock musical, about a group of young people living in New York, features characters dealing with drugs, sexuality and AIDS.

Parents Say School Security Has Increased Since Newtown Massacre NPR: More than 60 percent of parents with children in kindergarten through grade 5 reported increased security precautions, according to a recent poll. It was the first national survey since the 1999 Columbine tragedy to ask parents how schools reacted to a mass shooting.

School resource officers and the quest for safer schools NewsHour: In the year since the Newtown massacre, the national focus has been on gun laws and mental health programs. But largely out of sight, thousands of schools have implemented changes they hope will keep their students safe. 

In Illinois, what has and hasn't changed since Newtown WBEZ:  Mark Barden spoke in support of a proposed ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, such as those Lanza used in the murder of Barden’s 7-year-old son Daniel.

Electronic Arts founder Hawkins: New iPad app will teach empathy USA Today: Trip Hawkins assembled the team that got millions of players hooked on the Madden NFL video game franchise. Now, more than 20 years later, he is focused on your kids.

US education secretary, to visit Chicago's Juarez high school ABC7Chicago.com: Duncan will visit Chicago for a pair of events on Monday. Duncan will visit Benito Juarez Community Academy and take part in a round-table discussion with staff from the White House


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San Bernardino Sun: In 2011, parents in the Desert Trails Parent Union — aided by Parent Revolution,
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