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Colorado Senate Grants Final Approval to Bill to Overhaul How Schools Are Funded

A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.

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Portland (Ore.) Public Schools Disciplines Minority Groups at Higher Rates than White Students

Portland Public Schools continues to discipline African American, American Indian and Latino students at higher rates than their white and Asian peers, according to data presented to the school board on Monday.

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Teachers to Vote on 'Confidence' in L.A. Schools Supt. Deasy

Members of the L.A. teachers union begin casting ballots Tuesday in a symbolic confidence-vote referendum on L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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Students Lobby Lawmakers to Support Charter Schools

The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

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NRA Schools Report Suggests Training Staff in Weapons

The National Rifle Association's National School Shield project released a series of recommendations Tuesday it says will help keep schools safer, including a training program for teachers and other school staff who want to carry a firearm.

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Sex Education Programs For Teens Targeted By GOP Lawmakers

Lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and Texas are now pushing bills that would defund comprehensive sex education programs for at-risk teenagers.

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Teaching the Modern Renaissance: A School Based on the Startup Mindset

It used to be that teenage founders were an anomaly. They were super-geeks, and not in a good way.

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Budget Cuts Hurt Military Communities Hard in Calif.

Nearly $2 billion in federal funding is being trimmed from public schools across the country - part of the budget sequester that went into effect a month ago. It's schools in military communities, however, that are especially hard hit.

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Fla. Lawmaker Wants To Create District-run "Innovation Schools"

A new charter school bill gets its first committee hearing Monday in Tallahassee.

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Critics say Camden's State-Appointed Schools Chief Will Have Too Much Power

An in-depth state report on Camden's schools "in crisis" laid out several recommendations in August, including hiring a superintendent who could transform the district. But just as the Camden Board of Education had narrowed its search to three candidates last week, the process came to a halt when Gov. Christie announced a full state takeover of Camden schools.

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