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Nicastro Says She Needs More Time to Decide on Kansas City District Action

Too many competing ideas. Not enough legal authority. Regrettably, said Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro, that problematic mix compelled her to tell the State Board of Education Friday that she needed more time before she could recommend what to do about the Kansas City Public Schools.

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Just 31% of California Students Pass P.E. Test

Fewer than one-third of California students who took a statewide physical fitness test this year managed to pass all six areas assessed, new results show.

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Michael Bloomberg in MIT Speech: Cut Teachers by Half, Large Classes OK

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion to halve the teaching force. 

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On Land and in the Bay, Innovation Tackles Truancy

On Monday morning, the start of the school week, five teenagers rowed toward the breakwater leading into San Francisco Bay.

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Should N.J. Pay Private School Tuition for Low-income Students Enrolled in Failing Schools?

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

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Wisconsin Schools See More Children in Poverty

More than four out of 10 school-aged children in Milwaukee are living in poverty, a jump of nearly 10 percentage points from 2007, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau that underscore another effect of the Great Recession.

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Study Predicts 13,500 St. Louis Children Would Transfer to County Schools

If parents in St. Louis could send their children tuition-free to any public school in St. Louis County, suburban schools would have an additional 13,500 students in their classrooms, a study says.

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Former Middletown (Ohio) School Worker Accused of Stealing Computers

A former Middletown City Schools contract employee now stands accused of stealing 400 laptop computers from the district. Middletown police are charging 29 year old Larry A. Osborne Jr with third-degree felony theft.

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A Nebraska District on List of Schools Not Meeting Progress Goals in NCLB

Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly pro­gress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

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Michigan House Committee Votes to Lift Cap on Charter, Cyber Schools

The state House Education Committee voted Wednesday to allow more charter and cyber schools to open in Michigan.

Senate Bill 618, which lifts the state's cap on the number of charter and cyber schools allowed in Michigan, now goes to the full House. The Senate narrowly passed the measure in early October.

Wyandotte school Superintendent Carla Harting went to Lansing recently to oppose the bill, even though she said she suspects it will pass and be signed into law.

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