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Preferential Treatment Shown to Certain Businesses in Charter Construction in Ill.

Built in 2011 with $25 million from Illinois taxpayers, the curvy, stainless-steel structure that houses the UNO Soccer Academy Elementary Charter School leaps out from the neighboring landscape of boxy brick houses on the Southwest Side.

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Report Questions How Calif. Schools Managed Lands

Researchers are questioning how California's schools have managed the more than 5.5 million acres that the federal government granted to the state when it joined the union, according the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Lack of High-Speed Broadband Causes Headaches in Rural N.H.

As teaching and technology are increasingly intertwined, rural schools, including some in the area, often are left lacking access to the high-speed broadband necessary to keep up with the latest education trends.

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N.J. Principal May Soon Carry Gun

School officials from Passaic Valley High School are considering a policy to allow the school's principal, who is a retired police officer, to carry his concealed weapon in school.

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Failed Charters Owe Millions to Ohio

Taxpayer dollars are missing, and chances are the state will never get them back.

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Metal Detectors Weren't Working Day of Shooting In Atlanta

School officials in Atlanta say metal detectors weren't working at a middle school when a 14-year-old student was shot and wounded there. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that public school administrators acknowledged in a statement late Friday that Price Middle school's two metal detectors were "not operable" Thursday.

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Autism Expert to Speak at Boston's League School

Elaine Hall, founder of the Miracle Project, will speak about her unconventional approach to helping children with autism in a free lecture Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at the League School of Greater Boston, 300 Boston Providence Turnpike.

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In Washington State, GOP Education Bills Provoke Questioning

Senate Democrats say two Republican education bills are cookie-cutter copies from a conservative think tank. But Republicans say: Heck, no. Our bills are homemade with homegrown ingredients.

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Priest Accused of Molestation Moved to L.A. School District Job

A former priest and suspected child molester left employment with the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the L.A. Unified School District, officials confirmed Sunday. The former clergyman, Joseph Pina, did not work with children in his school district job, said L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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Rhee Regrets Firing School Principal on National TV

During her three years as Washington D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee raised eyebrows with her tough-love approach to fixing a failing school system. And when I sat down with Rhee on “This Week,” the controversial education reformer made no apologies for her rough-and-tumble philosophy.

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