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Parents, community members to have new responsibility for Oakland (Calif.) schools

Oakland residents, particularly parents of students in Oakland public schools and elected board of education officials, will have a lot more responsibility about the education being delivered in Oakland schools starting this September than they have for the past three decades.

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Chicago public school property taxes going up

Property taxes for Chicago Public Schools will rise on bills that come out next week, but the rates paid by city homeowners still will be lower than in all but a few suburbs, new data obtained by the Tribune show.

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Nearly $175 million in bonds sold to help North Alabama schools affected by BRAC

School districts in North Alabama can move forward with plans to renovate and rebuild schools affected by BRAC.

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A N.J. district board votes to place full-time police officer in schools

Two weeks after a contentious public meeting forced it to postpone a decision, the Westfield Board of Education voted tonight to reinstate a police officer to work full-time in the town schools.

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Philadelphia schools hunger strike hits 8th day

Ten thousand unused musical instruments. No sports or art programs. No assistant principals, counselors, cafeteria aides or secretaries. That's what the Philadelphia public schools will look like in September without a major cash infusion.

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Charter schools inconsistent but improving, study finds

Charter schools are improving, according to a new national study, though there is still a wide quality range between the best and the worst.

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NYC Schools to offer oral health-care clinics

For city school kids, it’ll soon be reading, ’rithing and ’rithmetic. The Department of Education is searching for dentists to set up clinics inside public schools — where even extractions would take place.

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Grim day arrives for those facing school layoffs in Philadelphia

The district's largest shedding of jobs in decades is wiping out entire categories, including school secretaries and noontime aides, and nearly every assistant principal.

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Number of U.S. children living in poverty grew to 23 percent in 2011

It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice.

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Tennessee county uses solar energy to fund education

Finding funding for education is not easy for many school districts, but Campbell County has come up with an interesting way to make some cash. All 12 of Campbell County schools now have 50-kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of the buildings.

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