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Arizona legislature's push to weaken public schools hits a snag

Eight Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting a proposal to make 112,000 children living in lower income areas eligible for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.

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Banning chocolate milk in Oregon schools causes waste, lower milk consumption, study finds

The scientists removed chocolate milk from 11 schools and then studied the reaction. They found that students tossed nearly 30 percent of the white milk that was offered and that some kids even stopped eating school lunches.

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Six decades after Brown vs. Board of Education, NJ's schools are still segregated

What has received less attention is the segregated nature of suburban school districts, often integrated in outward appearance but racially stratified in the school building on the basis of class assignment.

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Good old days weren't so good for education

It’s popular to lambaste the quality of the public schools. Author and educator Diane Ravitch suggests this is part of an ulterior motive of some to privatize the entire public schools.

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What Poland and Finland can teach us about effective education

A typical student in Beverly Hills did worse on the PISA test than the average of all students in Canada. And economically disadvantaged students here did worse, often far worse, than poor kids in many other countries.

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Cree introduces LS Series linear LED luminaire

Cree, Inc. introduced the LS Series linear LED luminaire powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, designed to replace the fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America.

Don't shortchange Florida's public schools

Limited education dollars should be used first and foremost in Florida's public schools. Only afterward needs have been met should dollars go for extended choice and opportunities. To rob public schools of needed resources to enrich private schools is tantamount to a cynical self-fulfilling prophecy that ensures public school failure.

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Good old days weren't so good for education

It’s popular to lambaste the quality of public schools. Privatization has a role to play in education in places where public schools are not producing. But there is no way private schools should replace public schools. The story of public education is not stagnation and crisis but incremental progress.

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Chocolate milk ban in cafeterias can backfire

Chocolate milk far outsells white milk in school cafeterias, and when kids are denied the choice of the sugar-laden flavored variety, they buy about 10 percent less milk. They then throw away a lot more of the white milk they do buy without drinking it, according to a new Cornell University study.

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Philadelphia pushes district to name chronically truant students' parents

Philadelphia’s District Attorney is asking the school district to provide names and addresses of students who are chronically truant in order to approach the parents to do more. The district has cited the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act as the reason preventing them from providing this data.

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