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Arizona Failing to Adequately Support Preschool Education

Arizona has “shut the door” on preschool programs by making funding cuts that leave a bleak educational future for the state’s children, according to a report released.

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Okla. State Board of Education Places 6 Schools on Low-Performing List, Tables Action on 7th

The Oklahoma Board of Education approved six public schools Monday that must work with the state Department of Education to improve student performance.

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Md: Don't Cut an Educational Lifeline for Low-Income Kids

The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day.

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US Education Dept. to Probe Arrests of Black Students at Jefferson Parish Schools

Federal education officials said they would investigate allegations by a civil rights group that black students in Jefferson Parish are being arrested at a disproportionate rate by law-enforcement agents who patrol public schools.

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News Corp.’s Klein Calls U.S. Education Very Grave Security Risk

A crisis in the U.S. public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report.

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Coming to Terms With Five New Realities

The near term holds some big challenges for schools to navigate.
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Urgent Need to Address Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Racial disparities in school discipline – including suspensions, expulsions and arrests – remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country.

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Read Across America Event Kicks Off March 2

Dr. Seuss' 107th birthday will mark the 14th year of the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America, an event that focuses on the critical need to instill a love of reading in our children.

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Books Worth Checking Out

What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

China, Finland and Singapore are creating stronger students—and finally inspiring American educators to take action.

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