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Baltimore City School Board Revokes Contracts of Several Schools

The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close.

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Report: Milwaukee Choice Schools Lack Specialized Teachers

Results from an annual survey of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program released Wednesday underscore what's already well-known about the voucher program: Participating private schools spend less to educate each pupil than Milwaukee Public Schools, but offer little achievement data about how those pupils are doing.

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Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence

To say that special education teacher Shannon Putman "does things kind of differently" in her classroom is an understatement.

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Calif. Schools Rethinking Perfect Attendance Awards

Round Meadow Elementary School gives awards to the handful of students who make it through an entire school year with a perfect attendance record – that means no absences, no tardies, and no early sign-outs. No exceptions.

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Despite Shootings, Colo. Schools Not on Same Page With Safety Plans

Despite the tragedy at Columbine High School nearly 14 years ago, there is still no statewide standard for training students and teachers to respond to a gunman, a CALL7 Investigation has found. Moreover, some schools, particularly those in rural areas, often provide little in the way of drills because of budget and personnel constraints.

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More Kids Graduate From Detroit Schools

Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

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SOTU Education Proposals Focus On Nation's Youngest, Oldest Students

During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed several major education initiatives, including a big push to expand pre-kindergarten and a potential revamp of the federal aid system for college students.

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Democrats Declare War on Virtual Schools

Capitalizing on a Channel 5 report, Democrats accused K12 Inc. of fixing grades this afternoon and vowed "to end virtual school fraud."

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Texas Education Chief Weighs in on Testing Debate

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told lawmakers Tuesday that he thinks the appropriate number of mandatory end-of-course exams for high schools students is between eight and 10.

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N.Y. Town, School District Collaborate on Grant Application

The Town of Penfield and the Penfield Central School District are seeking grant funding to help pay for a study that would evaluate the the possibility of building a shared services facility.

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