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11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Hudson County schools were shortchanged more than $400 million in state aid in the past five years, according to a study by the Education Law Center.

11/18/2013

Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model had been resurrected to serve New York City's poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than college.

11/18/2013

The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.

11/18/2013

When Portland Public Schools leaders agreed to sell Washington High School last month, the deal represented an exception rather than the rule in the way Oregon’s largest district deals with shuttered campuses.

11/15/2013

11/15/2013

Police say they've taken six people in for questioning about a shooting that wounded three students outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, according to AP. Diane Richard, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police, reportedly said those being questioned are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged.

11/15/2013

More than 9,000 students are attending select, high-poverty schools in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York that have developed expanded school schedules as part of the TIME Collaborative, or Time for Innovation Matters in Education.

11/15/2013

Gilbert Public Schools’ governing board cancelled Wednesday’s meeting during which the board was supposed to vote on joining seven other government agencies in approval of a tax break for Apple, which has planned to open a manufacturing firm in Mesa.

11/15/2013

A potentially deadly staph infection, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA, turned up at a Bronx school, and parents are outraged after education officials failed to inform the public.

11/15/2013

The New Jersey Senate Education Committee has passed a bill that provides $5 million to spark innovation in the state’s schools. Introduced by Sen. Teresa Ruiz, (D-Essex), the bill would give $5 million to the N.J. DOE to develop and administer a competitive grant program for schools that want to try new things.

11/15/2013

Next week, Orbital Sciences, headquartered in Dulles, Va., will launch a new satellite that has been designed and built by high school students. The satellite, TJCubeSat, was developed and built by students at Alexandria, Va.’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Staff from Orbital Sciences volunteered their time to mentor the students on the project, and provided financial support.

11/15/2013

Nothing came to epitomize the era of education reform under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg like the A-through-F letter grades he gave New York’s schools. On Wednesday, the Bloomberg administration released its last batch of grades for more than 1,600 public schools. Across the city, 63 percent of schools received As and Bs, and there were signs that schools were better preparing students for college.

11/14/2013

11/14/2013

Officials say the event is part of what will be a broader focus for the first lady on getting students — especially those in underserved communities — on track to attend college.

11/14/2013

The push is spearheaded by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national organization seeking legislative support to add $75 billion over 10 years in federal funding for preschool education.

11/14/2013

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual report cards Oct. 31, which show various types of information about Illinois public schools, ranging from test scores to spending per-student to demographics.

11/14/2013

Parents, teachers and administrators packed the auditorium at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket Tuesday to vent, saying the state's effort to raise standards has been dropped on their children too abruptly.

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