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Summit Public School would benefit California district

If we all want a thriving, high-quality school system, it makes every bit of sense to bring a successful education model into a district where few, if any, such models exist.

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Lawsuit aims to increase Florida education funding

A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

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A lesson about honor from a high school football coach

I trust you’re as impressed as I am by the news that Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, has suspended his entire team—all 80 players—for what he calls a “lack of character.”

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After-school programs offer a big advantage

The major investment in after-school programs by Buffalo Public Schools, the Wallace Foundation, and Say Yes to Education is an exciting next step in Buffalo’s efforts to improve student outcomes. Research shows that high-quality after-school programs and coordinated support services improve learning and increase graduation rates.

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Florida education belongs in hands of state

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, certainly used to criticism, was subjected to even more during the past week due to his controversial decision related to Common Core State Standards. He seeks to create nationwide standards for the country’s public education system through a common curriculum and testing procedures.

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L. Kerpelman, who led school prayer case, dies at 88

Leonard J. Kerpelman, a Baltimore lawyer and gadfly who successfully argued a landmark Supreme Court case in 1963 that led to a ban on state-supported prayer in public schools, died on Sept. 26 in Baltimore. He was 88.

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Indiana school board won't change schools' grades

Indiana's State Board of Education declined to change the grades for a handful of schools following a review of changes the former public schools superintendent made last year to the grading formula to benefit a donor's charter school.

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School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.

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Former Australian prime minister to focus on girls' ed in U.S. think tank

Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, has joined the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution as a non-resident senior fellow, where she will work to advance the center's key initiatives on global education, in particular, for girls in developing countries.

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Suit filed to invalidate Colorado ed tax measure signatures

A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.

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