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Michigan Schools Overhaul Faces Fight

A plan to overhaul Michigan's public education funding system came under sharp scrutiny Monday, as educators, state lawmakers and parents got their first glimpse at the proposed changes.

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Newark (N.J.) Schools, Agencies Work to Curb Student Hunger

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

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D.C. Plan to Close 20 Public Schools Draws Opposition, Though Some Legislators See No Other Choice

Yesterday the D.C. Council wrapped up two hearings on D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's plan to close and consolidate 20 schools in the coming two years. During the 14 hours of discussion and debate, councilmembers both heard from Henderson and questioned her plan, while activists and residents from across the city stayed at the Wilson Building for hours in order to make their opinions heard.

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No Charges for Not Reporting Sexual Misconduct in Ohio District

No charges will be filed against two Morrow County elementary-school principals and one teacher who had been under investigation for failing to report sexual misconduct at the school, the Morrow County prosecutor said yesterday.

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Apple Ups Enthusiasm and Test Scores at Milwaukie Private School

iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

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Maryland Middle School Starts New Peer Mediation Program

Joshua Grier, 12, of Upper Marlboro said he was upset that a former friend at Kettering Middle School had joined others in imitating him.

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Cabrini Green Tutoring Program Revamps Strategy and Changes Name to Tutoring Chicago

Tutoring Chicago announced its recent update to its long-term strategy, which includes a name change reflecting its expansion into more areas of Chicago.

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School Specialty Adds Classroom Tech Partnerships

School Specialty, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading K-12 education company with the broadest array of products in the education market, today announced partnerships with three of the industry's classroom technology leaders.

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Pearson Joins the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

Initial reports indicate that only 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot in last week’s presidential election. Key to growing citizen participation in   elections and other activities that will maintain a strong U.S. democracy is an increased emphasis on civics education in schools.

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