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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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Football safety at core of program adopted in Va. schools

Heads Up Football, a national youth program aimed at teaching beginner-level kids a safer way to tackle in efforts to limit concussions and ease concerns of parents who question whether their children should play the game, is graduating to the high school level.

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True reading of Louisiana schools

In terms of the grades Louisiana gives to schools, high schools had a really good year. Unfortunately, some of that was because of a generous new rating scale from the state, not in terms of real performance in the classroom.

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Look to Colorado for education-reform advice

I’m not saying Washington is an education backwater. But we sure spend a lot of time wringing our hands. The Legislature’s role developing thoughtful policy paves the way for work educators do on the ground.

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