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Chicago School Closings Ignite Furor and Fears

Curtis Johnson cried when he heard that the public school where he works as a security guard and where two of his children are students will close at the end of this school year.

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Report: Iowa City High Schools’ Capacity Lower Than Believed

The old way of calculating a school’s capacity no longer applies in the 21st century, a consultant for the Iowa City school district said Monday night.

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Girls Excel In the Classroom But Lag In Entry to 8 Elite New York City Schools

The fact that girls are underrepresented in New York’s top high schools, which tend to be focused on math and science, and which have more than a dozen Nobel laureates among their alumni, worries some academics who see the schools as prime breeding grounds for future scientists and engineers.

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The Downside of Superstar Schools

It's no surprise that parents go to great lengths to get their children into the coveted classrooms. But other campuses suffer a loss from such lopsided enthusiasm.

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Chicago Closing 54 Schools In Face of $1B Deficit

The official list of closings isn't due to be published until March 31, but parents were learning whether their schools were on the list in letters that were already being sent home with students.

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New Chicago Public Schools Funding Formula Drops 30-Pupil Standard

District officials plan to scrap a school funding formula that assumes a typical class size of 30 students in favor of a system that would divide money on a more straightforward per-pupil basis.

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Louisiana District Projecting Major Growth

Despite its ranking as one of Louisiana's top school districts, the Ascension Parish school system faces additional challenges.

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Sacramento Region Rural Schools See Rapid Enrollment Declines

Sacramento City Unified captured headlines last month with its decision to close seven schools because of declining enrollment, but it's not the fastest-shrinking district in the region.

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Texas Districts Expanding Choices of Students, Parents

Public school districts are mobilizing to show that "school choice" is more than private-school vouchers and charter school startups.

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