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Penn. Should Call Time-Out On Cyber Charters

Across Pennsylvania, school districts face unprecedented financial and structural challenges, leading many to drain reserves, furlough staff, and end proven, research-based programs. Yet one sector of public education is burgeoning, due in part to a lack of sufficient regulation by the state and a funding system that creates incentives for rapid growth.

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Counseling, More Than Armed Officers, Makes Our Schools Safer After Shootings

Now that some time has passed since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., perhaps it is time to reflect on what actions our schools might look forward to in 2013 and beyond.

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Ill. Schools Take Precautions Against Flu Outbreak

Quincy Public School officials say they are taking precautions as we head into the peak of flu season.

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Back to Year-Round Schools? Calif. District Weighs Options for Crowded Campuses

The Clark County School District hosted a town hall-style meeting Monday night to discuss possible solutions to school overcrowding, including major rezoning, moving to double-sessions and reverting to a year-round calendar.

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Chicago Faulted on Learning Disabilities

In a complaint filed on Monday with the Illinois State Board of Education, a nonprofit advocacy group says Chicago Public Schools have repeatedly failed to evaluate children with disabilities and move them into special education preschool programs.

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Threat Prompted Lockdown of Steubenville (Ohio) Schools

All district schools in Steubenville, Ohio -- center of a highly charged teen rape case -- were under precautionary lockdown for about 90 minutes Tuesday because of a shooting threat made on social media, WTOV-TV reports.

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Calif. Schools Flunk Education Group's Ratings

California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, failing to adopt policies to limit teacher tenure and use student test scores in teacher evaluations, according to a rating of states issued Monday by a high-profile education advocacy group.

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Racial Divide Seen in Miss. Debate Over Charter Schools, Reform

This winter, charter supporters will make their fifth attempt in five years to bring charters to Mississippi, one of a dwindling number of states without a real charter school law.

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A Son’s Fears and a Father’s Response

Starting to feel safe again after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

NYC DOE Marks Total Of 26 Schools For The Chopping Block

The city on Tuesday expanded its list of more schools headed to close or phase out due to poor performance.

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