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N.M. District’s Spanish Spelling Bee Promotes Language Skills

The district’s multicultural programs director, Clara Evans, said the spelling bee is another way to both encourage students to study and maintain their Spanish-speaking skills and promote the district’s bilingual efforts and programs.

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Jeb Bush Talks Education Reform With Texas Lawmakers

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told Texas senators "to go big or go home" when it comes to pushing changes to public education policy on Wednesday.

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PE Exemption Examined, Rejected at N.J. School Board Meeting

A lengthy discussion at the Tuesday, Feb. 26, Board of Education meeting centered on a presentation in relation to exempting high school athletes from physical education classes.

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Calif. Schools Must Set Up Fee Complaint Systems

California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

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What Would Sequestration Mean for K12?

Teachers in districts nationwide are already receiving pink slips as administrators brace for the major education budget cuts set to occur with the March 1 sequestration, says Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Charter Schools See Big Surge in Mass.

State education officials this week approved five new charter schools and expansion of 11 existing schools, extending an enrollment surge since the state passed a landmark education ­reform bill in 2010.

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Poll Say Common Core Allows Fed to Drive Education Agenda in Ala.

A total of 508 readers responded to the unscientific AL.com poll taken as Republican legislators push bills that would repeal the common core in Alabama.

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School Districts Can't Charge Parents for Basic Education

Out of necessity, cash strapped schools have for years been asking parents to cover some of the most basic classroom needs: craft supplies, a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, an Algebra book.

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Sandy Damaged NYC Schools Waiting on FEMA

Damage to public school buildings cost New York City an estimated $175 million, and reimbursement from the federal government has been slow in coming.

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N.C. District Pushes for New Schools

The proposed structures would be the first new city schools since 1986. In the last three decades, the county system has built 15 school buildings.

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