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$1.2 million awarded to 5 prospective Milwaukee area charter schools

Statewide, 19 new charter schools will be splitting $3.8 million in planning grants to develop the structure and curriculum of their schools.

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29 Alabama private schools now signed up to take transfers from failing schools

The Alabama Accountability Act allows families of students at public schools designated as failing to receive a tax credit to help pay tuition at a private school.

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More students are taking both the ACT and SAT

As if applying to college isn’t taxing enough, the process seems to have been ratcheted up another notch. Ambitious high school students are no longer content with just one college admissions test.

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Illinois governor signs law requiring major-injury insurance for school athletes

The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.

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New York City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.

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Miami’s food truck craze catches on for school meals

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.

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Princeton (N.J.) schools require headgear for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey

It’s a requirement that school officials hope to introduce in successively higher grades as the years go by, until students in sixth through 12th grades are all wearing headgear during those sports.

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Some call for elected Fla. education commissioner after Bennett resignation

Some Democratic leaders and the state teachers union have begun calling for a return to an elected education commissioner.

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Maine education chief says he'll keep pushing for controversial education reforms

Maine education commissioner Stephen Bowen reaffirmed his commitment to reforms embraced by Tony Bennett, who has influenced Gov. Paul LePage's administration's education policy.

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Arizona state superintendent: Schools need resources after years of cuts

Superintendent John Huppenthal says upward trend of the percentage of students passing could be better if there were more resources.

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