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A report card on education reform

The Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times sat down last week in Washington with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and others after they had met with several dozen chief executives of big companies to talk about education. Here's what he learned.

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Portland (Ore.) high schools to be built even larger in new construction proposal

Portland's Franklin and Grant high schools would be large enough to hold about 16 percent more students than initially planned under a new construction proposal from Portland Public Schools officials.

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Oklahoma City school builds without saferoom plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools continues to build new construction projects without a plan for a tornado safe room.

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My insane homework load taught me how to game the system

"My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school."

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'Fat letters' from schools to parents are wrong

The parents of elementary school students in 19 states -- including Arkansas, Illinois, California and Massachusetts -- are receiving letters regarding something that really isn't a school's business: their children's weight.

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Record number of students packing Las Vegas schools

The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest in the nation, is faced with a student crowding issue at many of its elementary schools, which are estimated to be about 15 percent over capacity this year.

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Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

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Massachusetts schools poised to try out new state test

State education officials are preparing to field test an online exam that appears poised to replace the MCAS student achievement test, but some Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have questions about the switch.

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Portland Public Schools staff recommends drawing from bond reserves to expand high school projects

Portland Public Schools officials are recommending pulling $10 million from its capital bond reserves to expand two of its three high school projects.

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Christie-backed Newark schools chief still under fire, despite push for nationally-recognized reforms

Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.

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