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Anxious Chicago Public Schools parents, push for change

Principals are scrambling to shape plans under a new school-based budgeting system that hands them more power to set educational priorities but, in many schools, less money to fulfill them.

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Don Brann's biggest challenge yet: saving Inglewood schools

The former administrator has revitalized struggling school districts before, but he has never faced the massive financial burdens of Inglewood Unified.

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Voucher schools don't always take special needs students

With choice programs poised to go statewide, some Wisconsin lawmakers have voiced concern that students with disabilities will be left behind.

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IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence

The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?

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Is it time for countywide districts in Michigan?

With a record number of school districts sinking into a deficit, and two possibly on their way to being dissolved, state Superintendent Mike Flanagan is urging drastic action—such as converting Michigan’s nearly 550 districts, 56 intermediate districts, and nearly 280 charter schools into countywide school districts.

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The high cost of another turbulent year for Oregon education

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs, and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many of Oregon's school districts, one that sounds more like corporate America downsizing rather than the state's public school system..

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Individualized goal setting key to Alabama's new education plan

The U.S. Department of Education approved Alabama's PLAN 2020 for assessing students' readiness for college, work, and adulthood, allowing the state to shift focus from narrowly defined measures of proficiency such as AYP to a focus on students' ability to succeed in their post-high school pursuits.

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Washington districts split over charter schools

Washington voters have decided they want to add charter schools to the education mix in the state, and the three largest districts are taking different approaches to the question: What should charter schools mean to our community?

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Summer school: Should more kids go?

Pittsburgh Public Schools are among dozens of American school districts that have redesigned summer school in recent years in an effort to combat summer learning loss.

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Parents revolt against failing schools

In the Hollywood version of parent trigger laws, motivated parents of children trapped in a failing inner city school join forces to take over the institution and save their children’s futures.

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