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Denver Public Schools election offers voters two paths

Denver Public Schools is at a crossroads: The district can double-down on Superintendent Tom Boasberg's reform efforts, or move toward a more traditional model that could place a moratorium on new charter schools in the district.

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After closings, kids shun schools picked by Chicago Public Schools

Almost half the youngsters most affected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school shutdowns did not enroll this fall in the new schools where officials planned for them to go, records from Chicago Public Schools show.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools students rally for new student bill of rights

Campaign comes after one student says she realized on visit to the Carnegie Mellon University campus that "I wasn't even close to being ready for college."

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Most St. Louis transfer students staying in new schools

More than 90 percent of the 2,500 students given seats in accredited schools as of Aug. 9 were attending those schools when officials took a count last month. Still, there were defections as the unprecedented process to transfer students unfolded.

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Virginia schools combat achievement gap with intensive tutoring

Weeks of focused help paid off at one school -- the pass rate in math jumped 14 percentage points, with black, white and Hispanic students all making gains.

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School board, teachers union attorneys could cash in on Louisiana lawsuit

Lawyers for the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and a state teachers union could get a windfall of up to $20 million if successful in their lawsuit claiming the state's school funding formulas were not properly approved for three years.

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Newspaper, professors create tool to help parents find ideal schools

The Boston Globe worked with two professors from the College of the Holy Cross to build an online tool, Dreamschool Finder, to help parents locate the public school system that best suits their kids.

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'Leveling' at Philadelphia schools is raising anxiety

"It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes. In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms.

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Online application woes make students anxious and put colleges behind schedule

With early admission deadlines looming for hundreds of thousands of students, the new version of the online Common Application shared by more than 500 colleges and universities has been plagued by numerous malfunctions.

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Buffalo schools’ lost savings blamed on administrators’ job protections

One of the reasons the reorganization of the Buffalo Public Schools administration ended up costing taxpayers $1.6 million instead of saving $2 million is that many longtime administrators were protected.

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