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Michigan school turns homework on its head with flipped instruction

Walk the halls of Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, and the school doesn't appear out of the ordinary. You'd find the typical smells and the sprawling nondescript interior, as well as the persistent challenges confronting many American public high schools serving mostly low-income students. Yet, there's a stark difference in the way instruction is delivered.

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Kentucky education chief warns of possible layoffs

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is warning that school districts will have to cut up to 2,000 teachers and teaching assistants if lawmakers don't restore school funding cuts. The DOE has asked lawmakers for $336 million more in state funding for the 2014-16 budget biennium to restore funding to pre-recession levels.

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Department of Education launches financial aid toolkit website

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new website that will support college advisors and high school guidance counselors in selecting the best course of access and affordability for prospective students. The Financial Aid Toolkit combines the vast scope of financial aid resources and other related materials into a large, searchable database.

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Texas school allegedly tried to ban students from speaking Spanish

A Texas middle school has found itself in the middle of a heated controversy over student rights, educational practices and multiculturalism. According to KHOU-TV, the principal at Hempstead Middle School is on paid administrative leave after trying to ban students from speaking Spanish in class.

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After years of decline, a Boston school rebounds

A Dorchester elementary school has gone from one of the worst in the state to one of the best—in only three years.

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Lack of sex education in Oklahoma City schools raises questions

Oklahoma's largest school district no longer offers sex education courses, choosing instead to teach related content that applies to core subjects like physiology and elective courses such as adult and family living.

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Study: Wealthy N.Y. schools spend 80% more than poor

The New York State United Teachers union says the spending gap points to issues with the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap, which the group is trying to overturn in court.

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Parent involvement at L.A. schools getting new look

An increasing number of community and civil rights groups are reaching out to immigrants to boost activism in education.

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Indiana town losing elementary, high schools

The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.

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Seeing the toll, schools revise zero tolerance

Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.

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