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Minority student population in Illinois surpassing white students

With Illinois public schools on the cusp of becoming a "majority minority," suburban districts that were once overwhelmingly white are adjusting to their rising Latino enrollment with changes in curriculum and culture.

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Don't demonize New York City charter schools

Critics question the effectiveness of the city's charter schools and complain of diversion of taxpayers' money. Most visible among them is mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio.

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Greenville County Schools in South Carolina on track for re-accreditation

A national team of education experts gave its stamp of approval for re-accreditation of the Greenville County school district and all of its schools last week, praising the district for its use of a set of principles that guides everything that goes on in schools, and recommending that it reach out more to families and students who feel left out.

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Rural Colorado school allowing teachers to carry handguns

Briggsdale School, which educates students from preschool to 12th grade, is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest police station, administrators say. And that's a problem if a shooter were to target the school.

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'Nature is a powerful teacher': The educational value of going outside

At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors.

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Illinois issues school report cards

The Sun-Times analysis of results from tests taken this past spring shows Chicago, with 84.9 percent of its students from low-income households, once again claimed some of the best and many of the worst-scoring schools in the state.

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Massachusetts to take over 4 struggling schools, including 2 in Boston

Alarmed by chronically low MCAS scores, Massachusetts education officials announced Wednesday they will take over four schools, including two in Boston, in an attempt to rejuvenate academic programs and put students on a path to success.

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To compete, America needs 6-year high schools

Hundreds of billions of dollars of government money, as well as countless man-hours of time and energy are spent trying to get kids to graduate from high school. But the truth is that a high school degree is, in today’s economy, largely worthless.

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Fitts named interim superintendent of Pa. district

In yet another move to distance itself from the troubling text message scandal that has rocked, and divided, the community, the Coatesville Area School District board announced that Fitts, a veteran New Jersey educator, will take over as interim superintendent of the Pa district.

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Buffalo superintendent says she has no plans to hire Guinn

Superintendent Pamela C. Brown said she has no plans to hire consultant Mary E. Guinn as her new second-in-command for the Buffalo School District, even as speculation continues to swirl that Guinn may still have a future with the district.

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