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Report: 1 in 5 public schools classified as “high-poverty”

Schools are considered high-poverty when 75 percent or more of enrolled students qualify for free or subsidized lunch.

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Some Tennessee schools shun new law allowing armed teachers

Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.

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Illinois studying new regulations for special education

Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.

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Education is missing key for some young immigrants

While kids his age were reading Shakespeare and dissecting frogs, Benito Vasquez was picking grapes and almonds in the Central Valley.

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Students drive electric car to promote alternative approaches to education

Some high school students are embarking on the road trip of a lifetime. They’re driving a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia -- which they rescued, rebuilt and converted to an electric vehicle -- to the nation's capital.

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El Rancho (Calif.) Unified taps Martin Galindo as new superintendent

The board of El Rancho Unified School District has tentatively chosen a new school superintendent. Martin Galindo was tapped for the position contingent upon a "positive community visit by board members to Mr. Galindo's present school district."

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Berkeley (Calif.) USD appoints Donald Evans as new superintendent

After searching for a year and a half, the school board of the Berkeley Unified School District voted unanimously to name Donald Evans as the new superintendent of the district last week.

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Berhl Robertson to be new Lubbock (Texas) ISD superintendent

Longtime West Texas educator Berhl Robertson will be the new superintendent for the Lubbock Independent School District, after a unanimous vote by board members.

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State tells Seattle schools to fix special education

Seattle Public Schools has 18 months to fix persistent problems in its special-education programs, or risk losing millions of dollars in federal special-education funding or control over how it can spend that money.

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Policy ending criticized lesson plans leaves Texas schools in a bind

Last month, State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced what he called the end of an era in Texas public schools.

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