NYC City Council Speaker Offers Different Approach to Schools’ Faults and Student Services

Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker and a presumptive candidate for mayor of New York, laid out a vision for improving the city’s schools in a speech on Tuesday in which she emphasized an increased focus on literacy, using accomplished teachers as mentors and extending the school day for many students.

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Charities, Schools Struggle to Feed Oregon's Hungry Kids

In the face of more poverty and fewer resources, schools have become hubs for charitable programs, where churches, government agencies and charities deliver donations and services directly to children.

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Magnet School Becomes First in Vista (Calif.) District with 900 Test Score

Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.

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Newark (N.J.) Schools, Agencies Work to Curb Student Hunger

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

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Texas School Chief Wants Minority Progress Charted

Texas' new education commissioner Michael Williams said Thursday that he is considering a new system for rating school success and he thinks it should take into account how well districts are closing the achievement gap between Anglo and minority students.

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Texas Public Schools Require More Funding to Serve Hispanics, Expert Testifies

A rapidly growing Hispanic enrollment will require the state and school districts to spend more money because so many of the students come from poor families, a population expert testified Tuesday.

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Mandarin Chinese Descends on the Deep South

Va. and Tenn. Public Schools Help Homeless Students

A year ago, a dramatic increase in the number of homeless students had Twin City school leaders scurrying to find solutions.

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San Antonio Mayor Says Education Is Key for Latinos

Only about 13% of Hispanic 25- to 29-year-olds complete at least a bachelor's degree, compared with 39% for whites in the same age group and 53% for Asians, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

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Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School

When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.

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