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Baltimore Schools Prep For Massive Renovations

Baltimore public schools are on the verge of a system-wide makeover that officials hope will provide safer learning conditions for students and spark an era of academic achievement.

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Former CEO's Group Pushes for Reducing Iowa Education Gap

Mark M. Jacobs once was a Fortune 500 CEO and soon may be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, but for the time being he’s leading a nonprofit group pushing for improvements in K-12 for Iowa’s education system.

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Disruptions in Syracuse Schools Spur Debate Over Discipline

Syracuse teachers say the level of disruption in their schools has ratcheted up this year and the district has not acted forcefully enough to bring order to their hallways and classrooms.

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Nevada Board of Ed President Wants National Superintendent Search

Elaine Wynn called on the Clark County School Board to conduct a national search for its next superintendent during her keynote address at a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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Dept. of Education to Look into Florida School-Bias Claims

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of race-based discrimination in Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools. Four issues were detailed in a complaint by the North Brevard Chapter of the NAACP: The rate of suspensions among black students; the hiring of black teachers; the promotion of black teachers; and plans to close three schools with a high percentage of black students, while keeping open a school serving mostly white students.

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Jindal Pre-K Education Overhaul Approved by Louisiana House Panel

Legislation backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to enforce new accountability standards for early childhood education programs passed Wednesday in the House Education Committee, putting it only two steps away from becoming state law.

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Chicago Charter School Advocates Rally for Fair Funding

Thousands of people wearing bright yellow caps rallied in the Loop's Federal Plaza in support of privately run charter schools, which are under more scrutiny because of the city's plan to close 53 neighborhood schools.

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Ohio Schools Find Answers to Power Bills in Wind

When the Archbold and Pettisville school districts brainstormed ways to reduce their electricity bills during the mid-2000s, they arrived at a common solution: wind power. Students, teachers, and school officials celebrated Wednesday the completion and operation of identical 750-kilowatt wind turbines at each community’s main school complex.

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Vermont High School Bringing Back Cameras in Wake of Newtown

For seven years, the video cameras sat in boxes gathering dust at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Now the same cameras that were yanked down from school hallways after parents and students complained are on the verge of going back up. What’s changed?

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Maine Education Committee Stalls Charter School Funding Proposal

Members of the Education Committee on Tuesday abruptly tabled a proposal to change the way charter schools are funded, even though the proposal was what members of the committee had requested.

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