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Limit Use of Absurdly Expensive Bonds in Calif.

Providing classrooms now, at the cost of crushing future debt, is a bad trade-off for California school districts.

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School Closures Pit Race And Poverty Against Budgets

School closings are nothing new, but in a growing number of districts around the country, what was once seen as a local decision to close schools has now morphed into a politically charged campaign.

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Small S.D. Schools Connect To Survive

An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.

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Calif. High School Counseling Reforms Inch Forward

Lack of district leadership continues to impede progress on bringing high school guidance programs to 'comparability.'

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Youths March Against Detroit Schools' Suspension Policies

In 1994 Michigan passed Gun Free School zones giving rise to zero tolerance policies in districts across the state.

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Girls Excel In the Classroom But Lag In Entry to 8 Elite New York City Schools

The fact that girls are underrepresented in New York’s top high schools, which tend to be focused on math and science, and which have more than a dozen Nobel laureates among their alumni, worries some academics who see the schools as prime breeding grounds for future scientists and engineers.

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Philadelphia Lawmaker Releases Harsh Report On Charter Schools

State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.

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Football Returns To Tacoma Middle Schools After 26-Year Absence

When the school district switched from seventh-through-ninth grade junior highs to sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools in 1987, all sports for middle schools were eliminated. That changed last September when new funding generated by the sale of advertising on district sports scoreboards and rebates from some vendors made an enhanced sports program possible.

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The Downside of Superstar Schools

It's no surprise that parents go to great lengths to get their children into the coveted classrooms. But other campuses suffer a loss from such lopsided enthusiasm.

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New Computers for Deerfield (Ill.) Schools

Deerfield Public Schools have pulled the trigger on the first big computer buy in over two and a half years, allotting $327,000 for Google Chromebooks, Nexus 7 Tablets and support equipment for web-based learning.

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