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New Illinois Law Cuts School Superintendents

The number of regional school superintendents in Illinois will drop from 44 to 35 by 2015 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Prince George’s School Board Scrambles to Prevent Leadership Void

Prince George’s County school officials are scrambling to ensure there isn’t a dearth of leadership in the wake of the announcement by Prince George’s County schools superintendent William R. Hite that he is being considered for the top education position in Philadelphia.

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Texas Group Fears Weakening of School Accountability

A coalition of Texas business leaders announced Wednesday that it would oppose future hikes in education funding if Texas officials weaken standardized testing standards, a step the group contends would hurt the state's efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

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OECD Warns U.S. on Income Inequality

The United States should aim to fix its income inequality problem by improving education for disadvantaged students and raising taxes on the wealthy, according to a new report from a consortium of developed countries.

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National Ed Reform Group's Spending Shown

The national education reform group StudentsFirst, which has set out to transform U.S. schools by introducing more free-market principles to public education, raised $7.6 million in its first nine months - and spent nearly a quarter of it on advertising - according to partial tax records released on Monday.

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Entertainment Properties is Being Tested by Charters

Entertainment Properties Trust (EPR) is learning a tough lesson from its ambitious investment in charter schools.

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Tax Credit Touted as Aid for Pa.'s Failing Schools

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker whose proposal for a voucher-like tax credit that is designed to help students leave the state's worst schools said Monday that those schools would benefit, too.

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NYC Budget Restores Money for Day Care, After-school Programs

Tuesday either is or isn’t the next-to-last day of school for public school students, depending on which version of the end-of-year schedule their school has adopted.

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Chicago Schools Moves to Crack Down on Bullying

School staff and students who see a child bullying another would be required to report it, and accusations of such behavior would have to be investigated within 10 school days under a proposed Chicago Public School Student Code of Conduct that includes a crackdown on the hot-button problem.

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Texas Charters, Parents to File School-finance Lawsuit

Texas is now about to face six lawsuits that target the way it funds public schools.

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