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Native education situation dire, says report; sequestration not helping

The Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that focuses on student achievement gaps, has released a new report, “The State of Education for Native Students,” and the state is not good.

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Pa. House bill sets up review of charter school funding

The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.

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Pennsylvania School Officials under fire for 'racist and sexist' text messages

The Chester County District Attorney's Office became aware of the texts during an investigation of the Coatesville Area School District, Chester County DA Tom Hogan told ABCNews.com.

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Charter schools don't quite measure up even to big-city districts, one study says

A Fordham Institute analysis of report card results for districts and charters concludes that charter schools even in Ohio's eight largest districts usually perform worse than that city's district – with Cleveland as the only exception.

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San Diego schools miss out on top education prize

San Diego Unified was honored as one of four finalists that had vied for the award, which recognizes academic achievement and innovative leadership in urban districts that typically have many poor and minority students.

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Seven states slashing education spending

While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and the upcoming fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others.

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South Carolina district considers countywide attendance zones

During a special meeting of the Board of Education to discuss several proposals already on the table, Moss added another plan to the mix -- one that would redraw attendance zones across the district to balance enrollment numbers and racial composition among the county's schools.

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Clark County School District enrollment grows, with Hispanics leading the trend

In this school year’s official head count, which took place that day, Hispanic students outnumbered any two other ethnicities combined in the Clark County School District. Their numbers are rising at twice the rate that the Caucasian student population is declining.

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L.A. students breach school iPads' security

It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district.

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Digital education shouldn’t bypass disabled

As students return to school this fall, most will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual environments, on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars to bring into the classroom. Yet many of these resources will be needlessly discriminatory.

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