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Newt Gingrich Says Schools Should Fire Janitors, Use Students Instead

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in an address at Harvard on Friday.

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LAUSD Makes Civil Rights Improvements

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights enforced its first action on LAUSD under the Obama administration.

Videogames Improve Creativity in Children

Videogames, as opposed to cell phones, the Internet, or computers, may increase creativity among children.
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Ind. School District Gets to Know its Changing Student Population

Over the past decade, the student population that attends Lawrence (Ind.) Township Schools has changed rapidly. In 2000, white students represented 64 percent of the enrollment. Today, the district is 42 percent white, 38 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic.

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More Educational Choice in Fort Worth, Texas

With a waiting list of thousands and a long list of academic success stories, an Irving-based charter school program has announced plans to expand into Fort Worth, Texas next year.

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Top 10 Reasons Alabama’s New Immigration Law is a Disaster for Education

State’s schools are seeing more empty chairs in the classroom and burdens on educators.

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Teacher Surveys for Race to the Top Begin in a Georgia District

Rockdale County principals and teachers will be sharpening their pencils over the next few months to get up to speed on a pilot program for evaluating staff as part of the Race to the Top grant program.

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Board Looks to Revamp Grade Scale for Indiana Schools

The Indiana State Board of Education is considering changes to its new A-to-F grading system for schools after objections from many high schools that received C ratings despite high student test scores.

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Top Missouri Education Official Urges Closure of Imagine Schools

The state's highest-ranking education official is recommending that Missouri Baptist University close the six Imagine charter schools it sponsors and work with the public school system and other charter schools to ensure a smooth transition of students.

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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art in Florida Schools

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

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