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After-school activities make educational inequality even worse

It’s not just what happens inside the classroom that determines a child’s status as an adult. Accomplishments outside the classroom can be just as influential. While, a basic public education is, in principle, free to all, activities outside of school are not free, so they largely benefit already advantaged kids.

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Schools safe as ever despite spate of shootings, scares

In the 11 months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., another school attack or safety scare seems to unfold almost weekly. It'd be easy to conclude that school has never been a more dangerous place, but for the U.S.'s 55 million K12 students and 3.7 million teachers, statistics tell another story: Despite two decades of high-profile shootings, school increasingly has become a safer place.

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Edwards calls for 7 Baltimore schools to close

Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.

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New grading system likely for Utah high schools for at-risk kids

Students who are failing in traditional schools turn to alternative schools to help them catch up on credits to graduate. If that’s not possible, the schools help students earn a general education diploma (GED), or an adult education diploma, or move on to a trade school or even to college.

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Arizona’s high schools show huge disparity in college grad rates

Using data from colleges nationwide, the report found that 57 percent of the Arizona students who graduated from high school in 2005-06 went on to college, but only 19 percent graduated from a four-year institution within six years.

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Angry parents meet with New York education commissioner on Common Core

Parents, teachers and administrators packed the auditorium at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket Tuesday to vent, saying the state's effort to raise standards has been dropped on their children too abruptly.

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Education graduates face varied challenges

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual report cards Oct. 31, which show various types of information about Illinois public schools, ranging from test scores to spending per-student to demographics.

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Montana proposal calls for increasing early education as crime-fighting tool

The push is spearheaded by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national organization seeking legislative support to add $75 billion over 10 years in federal funding for preschool education.

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Michelle Obama kicks off new education initiative

Officials say the event is part of what will be a broader focus for the first lady on getting students — especially those in underserved communities — on track to attend college.

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Digital learning can boost Rhode Island schools

Technology provides students and teachers with the opportunity to access rich sources of academic content through both online and traditional classroom opportunities.

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