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No Disabled Student Left Behind

We have made major strides over the past decades in improving educational levels of students with disabilities.

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Chicago Schools' Investigation Uncovers Multiple Instances Of Fraud, Employee Misconduct

A new report released by the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general has uncovered a host of misconduct allegations against CPS employees and officials, including improperly disbursed benefits that resulted in a loss of over $1 million in district funds.

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Tough Tactics for Retention

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46
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Use of School Lunch Program Soars in Georgia

More Georgia students than ever before are relying on federally subsidized school meals — many for the first time — as families struggle to make ends meet in the sluggish economy.

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Wisconsin Schools See More Children in Poverty

More than four out of 10 school-aged children in Milwaukee are living in poverty, a jump of nearly 10 percentage points from 2007, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau that underscore another effect of the Great Recession.

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Child Poverty Up in 96 of Top 100 School Districts Since 2007, Census Says

The child poverty rate rose during the recession in 1 of every 5 counties across the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

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Opinion: Justice Dept. Wants Alabama's Schools to Cough Up Data

Back in May, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education fired off a joint letter to all school districts in the nation reminding them they risked losing federal funding if they violated the Supreme Court's 1982 ruling in Plyler vs. Doe by denying children access to a free education because of their immigration status.

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Economic Stresses Surface in the Classroom

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

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Despite Concerns, Wake County Board to Vote on Assignment Plan

Wake County's school board is expected to vote Tuesday on a new student assignment plan, even though there are calls within the community to wait.

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