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Two states require citizenship test for graduation

Advocates say exams better prepare students to participate in a democratic society

More schools serving dinner as need increases

Number of students served dinner or an after-school snack reached nearly 1 million last year

Study: Large online literacy achievement gap exists

Many students lack ability to evaluate the reliability of information on the web

Discipline: Restorative justice expands in Oakland

Program focuses on students making amends for disruptive behavior rather than suspensions

Ed group wants to halt high-stakes testing for evaluations

ASCD says schools and teachers shouldn't be evaluated based on standardized test scores

Do teacher prep programs lack rigor?

Finding of grade inflation criticized by teacher educators

Districts campaign to compete in era of school choice

Schools amp up communications and upgrades to keep from losing students to charters, private schools

Hmong dual-language programs preserve culture

Community demand often leads schools to add classes in less-common languages, such as Hmong, Arabic, Hindi and Swahili

Justice for impoverished schools, 21 years in the making

Court finds state funding formula denies many poor, rural students their right to an adequate education

Making space in one of the nation’s fastest growing districts

Enrollment at Rutherford County Schools in central Tennessee rose from 29,600 in 2003-04 to 41,000 this year