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Indiana Gov. Pence appoints four members to state Board of Education

Among several appointments, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence named Dr. David Freitas the Second Congressional appointee. Freitas has served as a school board member, member of the Illinois license board, education official in Massachusetts, and as a dean of a college for more than 20 years.

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A federal battle wages over school standards

Here's a multiple-choice question: If the federal government penalizes states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark, will the states a) make the tests harder; or b) dumb them down?

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Hillary Clinton addresses education, women at Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton, who was introduced by her husband, took the stage at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago Thursday to outline her commitment to early childhood education, opportunities for women and girls, and the need for economic development in the United States.

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Chicago district leaves door open to keeping 10 of 50 schools open

For now, Chicago Public Schools has legally left the door open to the possibility of halting 10 of its 50 historic school closings, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Michigan district approves cooperative agreement

The Albion Public Schools board took its final step to discontinuing teaching high school in its district.

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Free breakfast for Charlotte-Mecklenburg students gets OK

Tens of thousands of students will get free breakfasts next school year, after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted 7-1 for a program that aims to improve academics by fighting hunger.

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Kansas schools to teach climate change, evolution under new standards

The Kansas state school board Tuesday approved new, multistate science standards for public schools that treat both evolution and climate change as key concepts to be taught from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Law being proposed could dissolve Michigan district and others struggling

The Pontiac school district could be dissolved and students distributed to other districts under legislation being worked on this week in the House of Representatives Education Committee in Lansing.

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New Orleans recovery district close schools, most students head to other substandard schools

The vast majority of students leaving four failing schools closed by the Recovery School District are headed to other substandard schools next year.

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Panel OKs Education Department to build schools

The Education Department could use federal dollars to build schools for districts that suffer traumatic events such as those in Newtown, Conn., under an agreement the Senate education panel approved Wednesday.

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