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Hartford libraries and schools team up to maximize services

The Connecticut capitol’s schools and libraries formed a partnership aimed at allowing students to take fuller advantage of library resources through programs tailored to the families served by each school.

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Parks, schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking mediocrity for fairness

On the surface, the New York mayor’s professed concerns about what might be called the social justice dimensions of charter schools and the condition of some of the city’s most celebrated parks – including Central Park – might appear unrelated.

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NC schools putting emphasis on breakfast

Breakfast programs in public schools may be one possible solution to battling student hunger and raising test scores.

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Florida district may pay $1.5 million tab for charters’ errors

A state audit that uncovered sloppy paperwork at several Broward schools could force the district to absorb a $1.7 million budget penalty – even though charter schools had the most serious audit findings.

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Ohio House approves 4 more calamity days for schools

The Ohio House passed a bill waiving up to four extra calamity days for students, but requiring teachers to do professional development work on two of those days. The bill will be considered next by the Ohio Senate.

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Wis. Senate passes scaled back School Accountability Bill

The state Senate passed a bill moving up the date when all schools receiving public funds must use the same accountability system to report test scores and other information.

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Providence schools win $3 million grant to teach ‘soft’ skills

Using a program called “Mind in the Making,” children will be taught the “seven life skills every child needs to be successful.” Those skills include focus and self-control, critical thinking, taking on challenges and communicating.

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Louisiana certifies three language immersion schools

The state’s DoE has certified three schools in five locations as world language immersion schools, including two Baton Rouge schools, Westdale Middle School and the Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet.

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State surprises Normandy schools by taking financial control

The Missouri Board of Education voted to take financial control of the unaccredited Normandy district, which is buckling under the financial weight of state’s school transfer law.

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Coalition accuses N.C. schools of discrimination

Union County schools are one of two North Carolina districts being accused of discriminating against young immigrants, under a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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