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Ala. Poised to Subsidize Private Schools Built to Resist Desegregation

In parts of Alabama, in the rural and poor Black Belt counties, there are few options for schooling. There are no complications, no non-failing schools to flee to, no nearby suburban systems.

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A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Tenn. Lawmakers Could Require EpiPens in Schools

Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.

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Oklahoma Ed Leaders Wait for Word on Funding

While Oklahoma legislators have spent much of the session so far publicly debating school safety and whether to allow armed teachers in schools, the discussion that educators and administrators are really interested in is taking place behind closed doors -- how much money common education will receive in next year's budget.

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More Money for Philadelphia Schools Is Tall Order for City

When Mayor Nutter presented his $3.75 billion budget proposal two weeks ago, it did not include additional money for the cash-poor school district.

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Ex-Schools Chief in Atlanta Is Indicted in Testing Scandal

During his 35 years as a Georgia state investigator, Richard Hyde has persuaded all sorts of criminals — corrupt judges, drug dealers, money launderers, racketeers — to turn state’s evidence, but until Jackie Parks, he had never tried to flip an elementary school teacher.

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Camden (N.J.) Drill Team Keeps Kids in School, Off Deadly Streets

Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."

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Technology Upgrades Proposed for Louisiana District

As school districts struggle to find ways to pay for technology upgrades to administer a new slate of standardized tests, the Jefferson Parish superintendent says it could cost up to $40 million to fully equip the district.

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Chicago School Closings Ignite Furor and Fears

Curtis Johnson cried when he heard that the public school where he works as a security guard and where two of his children are students will close at the end of this school year.

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Adding Middle School Algebra Doesn’t Help Future Performance

A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.

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