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Vouchers can be positive for education system

School choice can lead to competition and competition can lead to schools that best serve all students.

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Mendham (N.J.) school district cashes in on state construction funding

The grants are for 40 percent of the projected overall costs for the improvements and construction must still be approved by the Board of Education

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Okoboji (Iowa) to finalize high school entrance construction plans

The current layout allows students to enter and exit through a set of doors on the east side with another set adjacent to the main doors, creating a bit of confusion for visitors.

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Inside a school where teachers carry guns

Jonesboro is one of about 70 Texas districts to arm staff since Sandy Hook.

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When minority students attend elite private schools

Many parents of color send their children to exclusive, predominantly-white schools in an attempt to give their kids a "ticket to upward mobility." But these well-resourced institutions can fall short at nurturing minority students emotionally and intellectually.

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Sponsor pauses on bill to sell ads at Philly schools

After getting swamped with e-mails and Facebook messages raising concerns about her plan to allow advertising at Philadelphia schools, City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has hit the "pause" button."

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Supporters of Columbus schools levy spent more than $3 million

It appears to be one of the most-expensive school-levy campaigns — if not the most costly — in Ohio. Final campaign-finance reports, released late last week, show that $100,000 donations were coming in days before the polls opened.

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New York education commissioner pessimistic on Buffalo’s ability to turn around struggling schools

State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. says he’s not convinced the Buffalo School District is capable of turning around its struggling schools despite extraordinary intervention and technical resources provided by the state.

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Gainesville (Ga.) board okays guns in some schools

In a move Gainesville City School officials have been weighing since the start of the year, the Gainesville School Board Monday night approved equipping school resource officers (SROs) at three schools with semi-automatic rifles.

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Trenton (N.J.) schools may face funding difficulties next year as charters open

The school district’s accountant warned that the district could face some funding challenges next school year as two charter schools are set to open in the district, which would likely draw funding away from the district’s public schools.

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