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School District has deals to sell several schools

Four buyers would scoop up the properties, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target it must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

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Pa. schools offer free breakfasts, but students don't show up

To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.

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Classroom spending continues to slide in Arizona schools

New figures from the Auditor General’s Office show less than 54 cents out of every education dollar went into actual classroom spending — 7.4 percentage points below the national average.

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Indiana to write own education standards

After falling out of favor with Gov. Mike Pence, the national Common Core educational standards that had been adopted during the tenure of former Gov. Mitch Daniels have now been rejected by the State Legislature.

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Fla. lawmakers consider implementing new education reforms

Sweeping changes the Florida Legislature has made to education in recent years are likely to come to the forefront again during the upcoming session as lawmakers grapple with their implementation.

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Black kids receive a grossly fraudulent education

A voucher system would empower black parents to remove their children from high-cost and low-quality public schools and enroll them in lower-cost and higher-quality nonpublic schools.

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‘Education reform’ dies, which is just as well

The big problem with education has been the long decline not in the caliber of teachers but the caliber of students.

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What next for proponents of education choice?

North Carolina’s grants were open to exploitation by almost anyone claiming to run a school, with virtually no oversight.

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Education lotteries redistribute wealth from the poor to the rich

Regardless of one's opinion about gambling, the fact remains that poor families make up a disproportionate number of lottery players while most honor roll students come from middle income families and up.

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N.M. district right to try magnets to attract mid-schoolers

Under the theory that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Albuquerque’s charter school movement should feel complimented that the state’s largest school district is considering creating magnet middle schools that mirror some of its success stories.

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