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Hundreds of letters decry problems at underfunded Philly schools

More than 250 separate complaints were sent to the state, depicting deficiencies in the city's cash-strapped schools that allegedly violate state or federal laws.

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Facebook and Md. schools partner to combat bullying

Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.

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Charter schools cheaper than N.Y. public schools: study

Charter schools offered free space in city educational facilities are actually a bargain for New York taxpayers, a new study shows.

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Lawsuit aims to increase Florida education funding

A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

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Indiana school board won't change schools' grades

Indiana's State Board of Education declined to change the grades for a handful of schools following a review of changes the former public schools superintendent made last year to the grading formula to benefit a donor's charter school.

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School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.

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Suit filed to invalidate Colorado ed tax measure signatures

A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.

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Connecticut board investigates Winchester ed funding

The Winchester Board of Education superintendent told state education officials that the district’s financial situation has become so bad that schools might have to close in December if things don’t turn around.

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Oregon ed officials don't routinely check for cheating on tests

Oregon education officials lack any system to routinely examine standardized test scores for signs that schools and districts are cheating, a tool that experts in the field consider crucial to ensuring the validity of state tests.

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Mich. Senate hearing on Common Core focuses on tests, state ed board

The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.

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