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Alabama Governor Signs Bill Allowing School Choice

Alabama's Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a sweeping education bill that gives tax credits to parents who want to transfer their children from a failing public school to another public or private school. The bill became law one day after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a lawsuit against it was premature.

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South Pasadena (Calif.) Passes Parcel Tax Extension for School District

South Pasadena voters on Tuesday passed a parcel tax that will generate approximately $2.3 million annually for the school district, saving about 30 teachers from getting pink slips this year, officials say.

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Boston School Officials to Propose New Bus Company

After two years of chronically late buses, school officials in Boston are planning to recommend a new transportation company to oversee daily operations of the city’s more than 700 school buses starting next fall.

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La. District Sees Gains in Push to Expand Education to Younger Age

A growing number of children in Lafayette Parish are receiving some kind of education before they enter kindergarten, and new efforts by the school system and other entities are designed to make sure all children are prepared to learn before age 5.

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Newtown Board of Education: No Interim Superintendent Yet

After at least two hours in a closed meeting Tuesday night, Newtown Board of Education chair Debbie Leidlein said the board was not ready to announce the interim superintendent position for Newtown's public schools.

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Birmingham Board Approves Plan to Close Schools

The Birmingham school board has approved a cost savings plan that calls for closing seven schools and laying off 90 employees.

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Wis. High School Students Seek 'Sleep Late' Privileges

High school student representatives addressed members of the Elmbrook School Board on Tuesday to pitch a tough sell: leaving school early.

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D.C. Charter Schools Show Improvements in Test Scores v. Public Schools

D.C.'s charter schools aren't only growing faster than traditional public schools, but they're also showing bigger improvements in citywide standardized tests.

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Los Angeles Schools Falling Apart, Literally

In the last five years, the district has lost about 500 custodians and plant managers, along with about 650 carpenters, electricians and plumbers, according to chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter.

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Grand Island (N.Y.) Schools Talk Possible Personnel Cuts, Solar Panels

The Grand Island Board of Education is considering about 25 personnel reductions in an effort to close a $1.5 million gap between expenses and revenues in the 2013-14 budget.

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