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No Rich Child Left Behind

What is news is that in the United States over the last few decades these differences in educational success between high- and lower-income students have grown substantially.

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Buffalo Schools Heed Call to Curb Suspensions

Advocates say it's time for districts everywhere to rethink outdated zero-tolerance philosophies that put students out for minor offenses.

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Getting Latino Parents Involved in Their Kids' Education

General Mills is teaming up with a civil rights group to help get Latino parents more involved in their children's education. The Minneapolis-based company's Box Tops for Education program is partnering with the National Council of La Raza for the program "Committed Parents: Supporting Your Child's Success."

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Miami-Dade School Board Fights Changes to Bright Futures Scholarships

With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.

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Schools Have Become Triage Centers for Civilized Conduct, which Should Have Been Taught At Home

Some students come from homes that are conducive to learning, and they do well in school; others don’t come from such homes and, with few exceptions, do poorly.

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Chicago Schools Consult Gang Lines in Closure Plan

As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.

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Lagging Schools in Mass. Take on Partners

Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.

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With Police in Schools, More Children in Court

As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.

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Opening the Cradle to Prison Pipeline -- The Newest Jim Crow

The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.

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W.Va. Chamber of Commerce Experiences Technology in Education

The Beckley-Raleigh (W.Va.) County Chamber of Commerce visited kindergarteners at Beckley Elementary and saw first-hand how they are learning to read using technology from MimioSprout. Such technology is meant to better engage students and ultimately improve the county’s assessment score, attendance rates, and graduation rates, as well as prepare children to compete globally in their chosen fields.

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