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Free tuition program sends students to college

Say Yes to Education fund supports services for students from kindergarten through 12th grade

Texas teachers lose merit pay, but gain competitive grant

Teachers unions have supported elimination of the merit program

How states are combating cyberbullying in and out of school

About 10 to 20 percent of youths experience cyberbullying regularly, study says

People Watch: Superintendent resigns over special ed controversy

Also: Kansas City superintendent signs new contract; Montana principal recognized

At-risk students find success at shopping mall schools

Simon Youth Foundation funds 23 alternative high schools in 13 states, primarily located in shopping malls

Random drug testing proposal divides New Jersey community

Parents have sued school board over proposal to test students in extra-curricular activities

Philly schools begin to recover from massive cuts

District remains without basic services that most administrators take for granted

Program gets low-income students thinking about college

College for Every Student provides mentoring, community service opportunities, and exposure to college campuses

Report: 10 percent of students miss too much school

Chronic absences increasing the chances students will fall behind or drop out

Low-income students nearing majority in U.S. public schools

Some 48 percent of students were considered low income in 2010 and 2011, with highest rate—53 percent—occurring in the South