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Schools with fewer needy students decry California funding change

Ah Ram Kim is a 17-year-old high school student learning to read English at a first-grade level with the book "The Little Red Hen."

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Linking home and classroom, Oakland bets on community schools

Fremont High School's campus in gang-entrenched East Oakland is just three blocks away from International Boulevard, famous for its booming sex trade. The school is known for abysmal test scores, numerous student suspensions, and low graduation rates.

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Tony Sergent named new superintendent for Letcher County (Ky.) schools

Sergent says his previous experience as both a principal and a teacher prepared him for the new position.

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Cheltenham School District (Ala.) names Natalie Thomas as new superintendent

There are many changes coming to Cheltenham School District — new Cheltenham and Wyncote elementary schools, a new school bus transportation system and now a new superintendent.

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Quinton superintendent Dr. Donna Agnew to retire after 38-year career in education

After nearly three decades of providing leadership in education for the township, the longtime superintendent of the Quinton Township School District announced that she will be retiring effective this summer.

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Mascoutah (Ill.) School District adopts new grading scale

At a Mascoutah public school this past year, a 91 would have been a B. However, next school year, that same grade will be an A.

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Report: Fla. school district scanned children's eyes for bus program without permission

A series of behind-the-scenes mistakes by educators in a Florida school district led to children’s biometric information being culled without their parents’ permission, TheLedger.com reported.

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Heyworth (Ill.) teachers, Board of Education reach tentative agreement

The proposal also calls for decreased reimbursement for graduate hours and retirement incentives. Health insurance benefits were changed from a percentage to a flat dollar amount, with increases over that amount split between the employees and district.

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Budget cuts reach bone for Philadelphia schools

Pink slips were recently sent to 19 percent of the school-based work force, including all 127 assistant principals, 646 teachers and more than 1,200 aides.

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Parents and schools battle kids’ summer brain drain

Math skills are going to erode for most children. Those without books or chances to read are going to fall further behind.

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