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Port Chester, N.Y. teachers praise Common Core, cite challenges

New York State Education Commissioner John King heard positive reviews for the Common Core learning standards during a Thursday morning visit to the JFK Magnet School, but also got a lesson on the challenges facing a relatively poor suburban district with lots of students who speak Spanish at home.

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At symposium, a call for state education funding formula

If the Pennsylvania Legislature had not scrapped a statewide education-funding formula in 2011 it had approved three years earlier, the Philadelphia School District would have received $360 million more in state aid this year and would not be in a fiscal crisis now, an expert said Wednesday.

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Turning education upside down

Three years ago, Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, became a “flipped school”—one where students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework” in class. Now flipped classrooms are popping up all over.

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Some N.J. private schools for disabled students cashing in on taxpayers

A two-month investigation found privately owned and run schools for disabled students operate in a twilight zone of the state education system, under a unique set of rules that allows them to spend taxpayer money in ways few would tolerate of public schools.

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Conn. district board of education delays racial balance vote

A group of parents, as well as board members Peter Sherr and Peter von Braun, have said they believe the two schools fit under the state’s definition of unique schools due to the fact that they run magnet programs. If that is found to be the case, the schools would be declared exempt from Connecticut’s racial balance laws.

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Ohio school district expands some busing services

Starting next week, some middle school students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools district who were prohibited from using district school buses will be able to ride the buses again.

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York (Pa.) District shows improvement in test scores, more needed

York City School District Supt. Eric Holmes said that scores from the district's schools recently released by the state have to get better, but there were some areas that showed improvement.

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Kansas district: Your child's education may not be adequately funded

The state of Kansas is asking the Supreme Court to withdraw a lower-court ruling issued in January, ordering the state to increase school funding by at least $440 million a year.

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Wyoming Board of Education continues support of Common Core

Members of the board heard a presentation from Amy Edmonds of the Wyoming Liberty Group. The former state representative from Cheyenne spoke against the standards at a Tuesday board meeting.

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Michigan ed officials aiming for 2015 rollout of teacher evaluations

The system will gauge both "professional practice" and student growth over each school year, with the professional practice portion of the grade based primarily on classroom observation by administrators.

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