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Charter Schools Outperform Public Schools in N.J., Study Finds

Students who attend New Jersey’s rapidly growing menu of charter schools earned higher math scores than their district school counterparts 40 percent of the time between 2007 and 2011, according to a report released today by Stanford University.

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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

At Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, parents and civil rights activists are concerned over students’ privacy under a new “Student Locator Project,” which involves using “smart” ID cards to track students while on school property for attendance purposes. These IDs use radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to broadcast a radio signal, allowing school officials to know students’ precise location on campus at all times.

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Chicago Public Schools Offer Escalates School Closing Fears

Chicago Public Schools leadership offered a trade Monday as it tries to win state lawmakers' support for a key school reform measure: Agree to push back the announcement of what schools will close until spring, and the district will put a five-year moratorium on shutting more buildings.

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Mass. Schools Eye Solar Power at Off-Site Facility

The Silver Lake Regional School Committee has authorized its attorney to begin negotiating a power purchase agreement with renewable energy developer Mary O’Donnell for a solar project in Dartmouth.

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Court Considers Requiring Giving Ky. Students Miranda Rights

The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned.

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Chicago Stretches Curriculum to Include Violence Counseling

Khayriyyah Harris sees her school, Mayo Elementary in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, as a refuge from the well-known problems of young people in the city.

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Ill. Schools Launch Food Scrap Program

At a time for thanksgiving, students in the East Alton Elementary School District are showing their appreciation for their planet by participating in a pilot food scrap recycling program.

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Kansas Board of Ed to Revisit Decline in Science Education

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.

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Destination America, Discovery Education Partner to Celebrate the Treasures of 'Generation Z'

Like portraits of our ancestors, the best artifacts paint a picture of a time gone by and connect us to the everyday people who lived through exciting and important moments in history.

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SparkFun Electronics Launches Kickstarter Campaign for National Education Tour

SparkFun Electronics, a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, is embarking upon a nationwide education tour in 2013 and is leveraging the power of the popular Kickstarter fundraising platform to secure funding for the initiative.

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