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Illinois issues school report cards

The Sun-Times analysis of results from tests taken this past spring shows Chicago, with 84.9 percent of its students from low-income households, once again claimed some of the best and many of the worst-scoring schools in the state.

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Massachusetts to take over 4 struggling schools, including 2 in Boston

Alarmed by chronically low MCAS scores, Massachusetts education officials announced Wednesday they will take over four schools, including two in Boston, in an attempt to rejuvenate academic programs and put students on a path to success.

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To compete, America needs 6-year high schools

Hundreds of billions of dollars of government money, as well as countless man-hours of time and energy are spent trying to get kids to graduate from high school. But the truth is that a high school degree is, in today’s economy, largely worthless.

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Fitts named interim superintendent of Pa. district

In yet another move to distance itself from the troubling text message scandal that has rocked, and divided, the community, the Coatesville Area School District board announced that Fitts, a veteran New Jersey educator, will take over as interim superintendent of the Pa district.

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Buffalo superintendent says she has no plans to hire Guinn

Superintendent Pamela C. Brown said she has no plans to hire consultant Mary E. Guinn as her new second-in-command for the Buffalo School District, even as speculation continues to swirl that Guinn may still have a future with the district.

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LAUSD Superintendent Deasy will reportedly resign in February

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy plans to resign in February. Deasy told CBS2/KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel via email that “nothing is official” and that he hasn’t submitted any paperwork regarding a resignation.

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Two Long Island schools to close due to declining enrollment

Two of Half Hollow Hills' seven elementary schools, in Melville, N.Y., will close at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment districtwide—a cost-cutting move that drew both anger and sadness from parents.

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New program will train high school students for high-demand fields

High school seniors from seven area school districts are earning their high school diploma while also learning skills for high-demand fields under a program launched at Waukesha County Technical College. The yearlong pilot of the college's Dual Enrollment Academy offers manufacturing-related skills training in welding and metal fabrication, tool and die, and information technology.

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Warily, schools watch students on the internet

For years, a principal’s job was to make sure students were not creating a ruckus in the hallways or smoking in the bathroom. Vigilance ended at the schoolhouse gates. Now, as students complain, taunt, and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology for help.

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Trenton students rally for high school's repairs

About 100 students and community activists gathered outside Trenton Central High School this morning to demand repair or rebuilding of the aging school building. The students echoed chants of “Rebuild TCHS” while they walked around the building holding signs, drawing honks from passing cars as school administrators looked on.

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