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LA Charter School May Toss Out Students with Fake Addresses

Carpenter is believed to be among the first L.A. Unified schools to launch such a wide-scale crackdown on out-of-district citizens. Across Los Angeles, families scramble to secure housing within the boundaries of high-performing schools. And it is no secret that some game the system by using the addresses of relatives who live near sought-after campuses or doctoring documents like utility bills and rental agreements.

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inBloom Puts Sensitive Student Information at Risk

Thousands of New York parents have emailed state and city education officials in recent weeks protesting this plan to share student data with private companies — yet no parent has gotten any response. The most sensitive confidential data is being shared, including children’s names, emails, phone numbers, and photos, which will be stored along with grades, test scores, health conditions, disabilities and detailed disciplinary records.

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Bronx Parents to Education Dept.: Don’t Fail Kids at PS 64

Now that P.S. 64 Pura Belpre school in Mount Eden is set to phase out in three years, parents are concerned that children in the school are condemned. The kindergarten through fifth grade school is beset with feckless teachers, bullying, large classes and a lack of textbooks and homework, parents charged.

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McGraw-Hill Education’s $1 Billion Offering May Price Today

McGraw-Hill Education, the digital learning company acquired by Apollo Global Management LLC, may price its $1 billion offering of eight-year, senior secured notes as soon as Friday. The sale, which was initially marketed at $1.05 billion, may yield between 9.75 percent and 10 percent, according to a person with knowledge of the offering.

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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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