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Fla. Public Schools Lose Millions to Crooks, Cheaters

There is a large problem with mandated tutoring in Florida: The program pays public money to people with criminal records, and to cheaters and profiteers who operate virtually unchecked by state regulators.

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California Schools Finance Upgrades by Making the Next Generation Pay

School officials in Santa Ana were in a bind several years ago: they wanted to build hundreds of new classrooms, but feared that voters would rebel against tax increases to pay for the construction.

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Michigan AG Loses Challenge to Remove Detroit School Board

The state attorney general has lost a court challenge to remove most of Detroit’s school board. In an order signed on Feb. 5, Wayne Circuit Court Judge John Gillis Jr. denied State Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion for summary disposition and granted the school board’s motion, effectively allowing the school board to continue to hold office.

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Colorado Health Department Investigates School Lunch Bugs

Colorado Springs health officials are investigating after students at a high school in Colorado Springs found bugs in their school lunch. Students say they were eating lunch Wednesday when they saw the bugs in their soup. The students at Harrison High School began throwing their lunches in the garbage.

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House Democrat Makes Rules Inquiry to Tackle School Finance

A Texas House Democrat who chairs the Mexican American Legislative Caucus is asking: Why wait for a future legislative session or for Gov. Rick Perry to tell the Legislature to address public school funding?

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Police Working Out of School Parking Lots for Added Safety

Stunned by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, police and school officials in one Colorado county felt they had to do something to reassure students.

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Steps to Achieving Successful Digital Programs

At Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District, graduation rates and test scores are rising. Graduation rates are up 10 percent over four years ago, to 90 percent, and more graduates are attending college, the rate rising 8 percent to 88 percent in 2012. Digital programs are the reason.

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Idaho Education Committee Approves Cursive Bill

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.

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North Carolina Board of Ed Outlaws Corporal Punishment

The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools. The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group.

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NYC School Plans its 17th Move, but its First Since 1892

After debating nearly seven years about where to move, the board of the Collegiate School, New York City’s oldest and one of its most prestigious private schools, announced Tuesday that it had purchased land for a new building between West 61st and 62nd Streets and between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard.

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