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Opening budget to parent input a work in progress at Modesto area schools

The extra funding heading to San Joaquin Valley schools with the state’s new funding formula comes with a catch – parents get a say in how that money will be spent.

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N.Y. state attorney general investigating discipline in Syracuse schools

The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.

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Some Ohio schools line up for virtual classrooms

Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.

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The feisty legacy of LAUSD board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

Her unwavering and outspoken commitment to teacher protections, to funding public schools more generously and to challenging charter schools more vehemently will echo in people’s minds if not their ears.

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Real estate listings include school ratings

But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.

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The costs of Shanghai's education success story

The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

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Madison, Wis., schools look to make discipline about growth, not punishment

Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.

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Connecticut mayor reflects on education improvements in his district

For Mayor John DeStefano, preparing New Haven children for the future has been a top priority. To do that, however, DeStefano sought to change both where and how students went to school. “At the end of the day, our goal is to have kids emerge from the New Haven Public School district prepared and ready for college and lifelong learning and success,” he said.

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Oklahoma Gov. Fallin signs executive order supplementing Common Core standards in education

Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order Wednesday she hopes will address concerns of federal intrusion into schools, as well as create more rigorous and localized academic standards.

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Local Michigan foundation supports public K12 education

Lakewood Middle School, in Woodland, Mich., received eight grants in November from the Lakewood Educational Foundation to support a variety of classroom and schoolwide activities. The Lakewood Educational Foundation is an organization that helps to support educational endeavors within Lakewood Public Schools.

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