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Cleveland schools nudging parents to comply with the law and meet their kids' teachers

About 15,000 Cleveland children will be giving their parents an extra message from school along with their report cards this week: Get in to the school and meet with my teacher. It's not a request. It's the law.

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Proposed alternative budget would benefit Idaho schools

Idaho could spend tens of millions more on public schools, raise pay for teachers and state workers, and restore services to the poor and disabled – all while still balancing its budget next year with 10 percent to spare, the state’s former longtime chief economist said Monday.

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How schools address smartphone thefts

Students frequently take their iPhones and iPads to school — and school administrators’ theft prevention instructions to students may not always stick.

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New York schools welcome governor's pre-K spending boost

School officials are welcoming Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget proposal to fund universal prekindergarten programs, citing research that show children in such programs do better when they enter kindergarten and often throughout their academic careers.

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California to award grants for schools providing career pathways

California schools, starting Tuesday, may apply for grants from the state’s new $250-million Career Pathways Trust aimed at preparing high school and community college students for well-paying jobs.

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Chicago Public Schools to hear new charter school proposals

The latest round of charter school expansion in Chicago has been met with a long string of protests by parents and community leaders who question Chicago Public Schools' claims that it is pushing charters primarily for neighborhoods where classrooms are overcrowded.

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Georgia schools at breaking point after years of cuts

Georgia’s 180 public school districts have not only managed to keep on going as state legislators and governors cut billions of dollars in public school funding since 2002, they’ve actually managed to raise student achievement scores. But many school systems are at a breaking point, say a growing chorus of administrators and parents.

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Officials in Boston seeking black teachers

A decline in the number of black teachers in Boston public schools has put the city in violation of a federal court order, prompting officials to step up efforts to recruit and retain teachers of color.

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Landlords for 2 proposed Chicago charter schools have ties to mayor

Two people with ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be among those to benefit from new, publicly financed charter schools up for approval this week by Chicago Public Schools officials.

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Maryland schools need $100 million in technology upgrades for new testing

Maryland schools will be scrambling to make $100 million in technological and other upgrades to give new state tests aligned with the Common Core standards next year, according to a report to the legislature by the Maryland State Department of Education.

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