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One city's $88 million plan to send more kids to college

In 2008, Syracuse started ramping up K-12 academic support and promising graduates full college tuition. Now it's rising above the national averages for college enrollment.

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Largely unchecked, tutors got millions through education program

A Texas Tribune investigation has uncovered years of inaction by state officials while money flowed to tutoring companies, delivering few academic results and flouting state law.

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Schools switch back to 26-ingredient burger after kids complain

After receiving complaints from students that the new all-beef burger patties did not look or taste “right,” the Fairfax County public schools system returned to additive-filled burgers.

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Drug testing in schools divides northern New Jersey district

Since the spring, the Northern Valley district, which serves seven towns in Bergen County, has been in the grips of a fierce and sometimes personal fight over a proposal to conduct random drug testing on students who participate in extracurricular activities.

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Pennsylvania schools debuting new evaluation system

For the first time, schools across Pennsylvania will not be judged with the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards, but with a new system based on a 0-100 scale.

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How much more do home buyers pay for better schools?

Academic research generally has found that, all other factors being held equal, you pay somewhat more for houses in highly rated school districts compared with homes in neighborhoods where the schools have lower ratings and test results.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Florida

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Receives National Urban Education School Board Excellence Award

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the 2013 recipient of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

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Education Leaders Gather in California for Women’s Leadership Conference

Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country will convene at the Women in School Leadership Forum to be held in Coronado, Calif., on Oct. 17 and 18. This meeting comes at a time when one out of four superintendents throughout the country are women, according to a survey conducted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

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Loughlin gets interim job as school chief in Maine's SAD 51

Robert Hasson, superintendent of School Administrative District 51 for 20 years, will leave the job Nov. 1 to become deputy executive director of the Maine School Management Association.

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