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Early Education Is the Best Crime Deterrent

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

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Advocates: Early Education Key to Reducing Crime

The key to eradicating crime and violent behavior, say organizers with the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, is to invest more resources in early care and child education.

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Oklahoma Board of Ed Releases School Grades

More than 90 percent of schools across the state of Oklahoma received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.

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Miami-Dade Crowned Most Improved Urban District

Strong and steady won the race for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, winner of the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes large, urban school districts making gains in student achievement.

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L.A.'s Chief Deasy Gets One-Year Contract Extension

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy has received a one-year contract extension, but was unable to achieve ambitious performance targets that would have triggered a salary bonus.

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Indiana Schools Chief Wants Accountability

The accountability measures that have been introduced for individual Indiana schools should be extended to entire school districts, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett said Tuesday night in his State of Education speech.

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High School Grads Lack Skills for College, Reports Say

More than half of 2012 high school graduates who took a college entrance exam did not have all of the skills they will need to succeed in college, or a career, a pair of recent reports conclude.

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Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds

Whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of Department of Education data.

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A Culture Shift Transforms Achievement in West Virginia

Parent Trigger Law Taking Effect

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