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Is standardized testing a civil-rights issue?

Advocacy groups worry that if states are given more flexibility around testing, at-risk students will slip through cracks.

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Study looks at aftermath of Chicago school closings in 2013

About two-thirds of the 12,000 displaced students who re-enrolled in the district chose to enroll at the school designated for them by the district. But the majority of students who enrolled in schools other than their assigned replacement wound up in lower-performing schools.

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New emergency manager: Detroit Public Schools staff layoffs possible

Just 10 days into his term as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Darnell Earley said layoffs may be needed to help close a deficit of nearly $170 million. But as he plots how to right the ship, Earley said he doesn't expect any job cuts to include teachers.

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Oregon's school-mascot debate enters its fourth year

Can’t the teams all just be renamed after animals? The issue of Oregon school mascots with Native American or Alaskan Native connections stretched into its fourth year as not all of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon agree on whether schools should be allowed to use their images and names.

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As Denver Public Schools enrollment booms, poverty rate drops

In a sharp reversal from the recent past, the number of Denver Public Schools students from higher-income families is growing faster than the number from lower-income families.

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Arizona schools open halls to electronic billboards, advertising

Digital billboards that resemble jumbo-sized iPods will allow schools to display photos, event announcements and schedules. But that content will share space with ads sold by SkoolLive LLC, which is installing the screens for free.

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Education storms onto national radar in 2015, but not innovation

Activity around renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has reached a fevered pitch and President Obama further elevated education to the national agenda with a focus on making community colleges free and protecting student privacy.

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Latino education gains are encouraging

The report, "The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook," released by Excelencia in Education, paints a more accurate profile of Latino students, one spotlighting achievement and countering misperceptions and myths.

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Study indicates arts work for challenged schools

Injecting more arts into the school day has resulted in better attendance and behavior, and slightly better math and reading scores for eight struggling schools around the country.

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Martha Vineyard district chooses next superintendent

Assistant superintendent Matthew D’Andrea has been named as superintendent of the Massachusetts district's public school system. The current superintendent, James H. Weiss, is retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years on the job.

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