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Finance Reports Shed Light on Denver School-board Race

Finance reports filed Monday by committees involved in the Nov. 1 election show that the Denver teachers union has spent $88,500 on two Denver school-board candidates.

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Florida Board of Education Meets to Discuss Standards, Struggling Schools

The Florida Board of Education got a glimpse of continued improvements at Miami Edison Senior High on Tuesday, just three months after board members decided to keep the struggling school and Miami Central Senior High open.

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Teacher Aid is First Piece of Obama's Jobs Plan to Get Senate Vote

Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for state and local governments to rehire teachers, police and firefighters.

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To Balance Budgets, Pennsylvania District Allows Ads

Without ever cracking a book, students in Bucks County's Pennsbury School District are learning a new subject this year: marketing.

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California Funding of Public Ed Hits All-time Low

Government support of public education in the Golden State has dropped to a historic low, compared to the rest of the country, according to a new report by the California Budget Project.

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High Cost of Progress in Maryland Schools

Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better.

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LA Schools Need Billions in Facilities Upgrades, Report Finds

Los Angeles public schools are in need of billions of dollars in repairs and renovations, according to the findings of a report released Friday on the condition of schools in the nation's largest districts.

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Cherokee ISD Files Suit Against Texas

Cherokee ISD has joined 151 other school districts in the state to join with the Equity Center to file lawsuit against the State of Texas over public education.

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Suit Challenges Texas Public School Funding

Texas school districts and parents are headed back to the courthouse in another effort to get more equitable funding for public schools.

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Big Banks Blames for Minneapolis' School Funding Cuts

A Twin Cities neighborhood action group is blaming big banks for costing Minneapolis schools millions in state funding. The group, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change(NOC), linked home foreclosures to per-pupil funding.

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