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Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Defeat Charter School Measure

Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.

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In Fla. County, No Hungry School-Age Child Left Behind

Organizers of The Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, Fla., employ a very basic strategy to provide food for low-income elementary students. "We have a nine-word business plan: 'See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.' And we keep the operation that simple," co-founder Bob Barnes said.

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Microsoft Helps to Boost Technology Education

The Association for Computing Machinery projects an increase of about 150,000 computer jobs every year for the next 15 years or more. To help bridge the gap between the need for qualified workers in software, programming, systems analysis, and other areas, and the number of available people, Microsoft is chipping in with money and volunteers, by asking company employees to commit to teaching computer science in a high school for at least one year.

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New Florida School Grade System Yanked Due to Complaints

Changes to the way Volusia County (Fla.) students' grades are calculated that were rolled out in August have been put on hold because of parent and teacher complaints.

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Georgia State Agency Says Gwinnett Donation May Be Illegal

A Georgia state agency says Gwinnett County Public Schools may be breaking the law by contributing $150,000 annually to a local economic development program.

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S.C. School District Leader Asks Absentee Students to Come Back

Forty volunteers, including the leader of an Orangeburg, S.C. school district, knocked on doors as they tried to get students who haven't gone to class this school year to return to their studies.

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School Bus Crashes as Driver Dies at Wheel

A school bus driver for the San Antonio Independent School District is dead and two students hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus crashed into another bus and then a fence in front of Wagner High School this morning.

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R.I. School Committee Seeks to End Banned Father-Daughter Dance

A Cranston (R.I.) District Committee has unanimously approved a resolution asking lawmakers to modify a state law to allow father-daughter and mother-son events at schools.

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Charter-School Amendment Not about Charter Schools

According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”

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Oil-boom Wealth a Mixed Blessing for Eagle Ford’s School Districts

Million-dollar homes and leafy boulevards once were the surest sign that you lived in a rich Texas school district. Now add drilling rigs, dusty roads and overnight trailer parks.

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