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Detroit Schools Shows First Budget Surplus Since 2007

After years of ever-growing deficits, Detroit Public Schools broke into the black during the past school year, with a $43 million surplus, the district said.

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Ga. School District Looks at Ads to Make Money

High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.

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Survey Shows Big Problems From Public Education Cuts

An early assessment from educators provides a grim reaction to the $5.4 billion that Texas lawmakers have cut from public education, according to a survey of some 3,500 teachers and school employees.

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New Broward Schools Chief Calls for More Education Money, Pension Reforms

Broward's new school superintendent, Robert Runcie, spoke to more than 100 of the county's movers and shakers Tuesday night, telling them that he hopes to take the School District "from good to great."

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Hulbert (Okla.) Schools Resurrect Music Program

Students and staff at Hulbert Public Schools have given new life to a long-lost music program, and community support is soaring.

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U.S. Education Secretary: RI has “Chance to get Better Faster”

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

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Celebrity Chefs, Students Cook up Bites to Support Miami-Dade (Fla.) Programs

Shrimp ceviche with tostones and avocado. Sweet-and-sour wonton pockets. Pumpkin pot de crème with ginger biscotti.

That’s a small sampling of the menu planned for a fundraiser Tuesday, when South Florida celebrity chefs like Michelle Bernstein and Douglas Rodriguez joins culinary students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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Federal Grant Boosts Wausau (Wis.) Physical Education Programs

Wausau (Wis.) School District officials expect to receive about $1.7 million in federal grant money to help enhance the district's physical education and health programs.

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Chicago Librarians, Supporters Protest Proposed Budget Cuts With Read-In

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall for a protest and story time in response to Emanuel's proposed cuts to library hours and staffing Monday morning.

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Colorado Voters Decide: Hike Income, Sales Taxes for Education?

In a test of whether recession-scarred voters have any stomach for new taxes, Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to drum up nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income and sales and use taxes.

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