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Florida Board of Education Approves New FCAT Passing Scores

The state Board of Education approved a new set of passing scores for Florida’s standardized test on Monday designed to ensure students are ready for college, but which could also have the effect of more students failing.

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Gov. Malloy Unveils Education Reform Ideas for Conn.

Connecticut lawmakers will be asked next year to allow more state intervention in troubled school districts, more autonomy for high-achieving schools, changes in teacher evaluation methods to emphasize skill over seniority, more early childhood education services and other possible reforms.

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Placentia (Calif.) School District Allows Non-Citizens to Address Board

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District has updated its bylaws to make clear that everyone has the right to publicly criticize or commend the board -- whether they are U.S. citizens or not.

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Income, Parental Education Linked to Pre-School Learning Gaps

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look outside the classroom to improve educational opportunites for the country's youngsters.

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Arizona School Districts to Study Unification, Consolidation

A joint legislative committee ended its work Monday by recommending that every county school superintendent in Arizona study the feasibility of school-district unification and consolidation in their jurisdiction.

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Say Yes Education Group Moves Into Buffalo

The "Say Yes to Education" foundation is setting up a Buffalo branch to help prepare underprivileged students for college, its second in upstate New York.

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Tulsa Public Schools Use High Tech Tools to Combat Bullying

Tulsa Public Schools is using technology to combat bullying. The district will launch a new online tool in January that will make it easier to confidentially report bullying or other potentially harmful incidents.

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Company Helps Ohio Communities in Schools Focus on Drop Out Prevention

AT&T* today announced a $7,500 contribution to Communities In Schools of Central Ohio high school drop out prevention program called The School Resource Coordinator Program.

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New School Funding Plan for Kansas Draws Skeptics

Some Southeast Kansas school superintendents said that while they are trying to keep an open mind about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school funding plan, they are skeptical.

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Use of School Lunch Program Soars in Georgia

More Georgia students than ever before are relying on federally subsidized school meals — many for the first time — as families struggle to make ends meet in the sluggish economy.

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