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Growing Diversity Shaping Schools Across Illinois Area

The student body scurrying through crowded hallways during passing periods at Oswego’s two high schools does not look the same as it did 20 years ago.

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W.Va. Schools Audit Looms over Supt's Firing: Marple Acted on Findings Before Ouster

Jorea Marple was carrying out numerous recommendations from the much-discussed audit of West Virginia's public schools system when she was fired as superintendent, by Board of Education members eager to signal to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the Legislature that they supported the extensive review of education spending, policy and organization.

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Champaign (Ill.) Magnet Schools: Three Approaches to Same Goal

Spend a few minutes in any of Champaign's three magnet elementary schools, and you'll find they're a little different from the norm.

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New Ind. State Superintendent Looks Past Party Labels for Good Ideas

Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.

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Coalition Aims to Boost Arts Education in Calif. County

Education, arts and philanthropic leaders in San Diego have combined forces with a goal of improving the arts education of every student in the county’s 42 public school districts.

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Declining Enrollment Causing Problems for Va. Schools

Empty desks worry school division officials.

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Supt. Henderson Wants Better Relationship Between Charter Schools And D.C.

Charter schools currently educate more than 40 percent of the District's children. Now, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she wants the ability to authorize charter schools within the traditional public school system.

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‘Teacher Diversity Gap’ Cause for Concern in Nevada Schools

The likelihood that students of color in Nevada will have a teacher who looks like them is among the lowest in the nation, according to a recent report.

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Magnet School Becomes First in Vista (Calif.) District with 900 Test Score

Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.

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W.V. School System Needed a Change, Says Board Member

State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.

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