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Handcuff Case Renews School Policing Debate
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Are Private School Students Entitled to Section 504 Services?
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Did Romney Slip by Saying He'd Slash the Dept. of Ed.?
(April 17, 2012, Politics K-12 Blog)
Community Organizes to Save School in Philadelphia
(April 17, 2012, K-12 Parents and the Public Blog)

Why Schools Don't Teach Innovation
(April 18, 2012, Walt Gardner's Reality Check Blog)
(April 18, 2012, Rick Hess Straight Up Blog)
(April 17, 2012, Finding Common Ground Blog)
(April 18, 2012, Sputnik Blog)
(April 17, 2012, Democracy and Education Blog)

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Students are spoon-fed every little thing and not really given the opportunity to create and think outside the box. Now we want to tell them how to play outside ... Geez ...

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