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Delware governor seeks $31 million more for education in budget

Gov. Jack Markell’s proposed budget includes no new education cuts and some new money, garnering some positive vibes from district officials struggling with tight budgets.

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Norfolk (Va.) plans to convert 10 schools into public charters

Superintendent Samuel King is rapidly moving forward with an ambitious plan to transform the school division by converting 10 existing schools into public charters and creating an open campus high school.

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Private preschools see more public funds as classes grow

The preschoolers who arrived at school early for free breakfast on a recent morning quietly ate granola bars and yogurt as middle school students recited part of the rosary over the public address system.

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Schools with fewer needy students decry California funding change

Ah Ram Kim is a 17-year-old high school student learning to read English at a first-grade level with the book "The Little Red Hen."

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Atlanta charter schools fight for funding at Georgia Supreme Court

A lawyer for Atlanta Public Schools told the Georgia Supreme Court that the school district probably wouldn’t approve new charter schools unless they help pay off old an old pension debt.

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Mascoutah (Ill.) School District adopts new grading scale

At a Mascoutah public school this past year, a 91 would have been a B. However, next school year, that same grade will be an A.

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Report: Fla. school district scanned children's eyes for bus program without permission

A series of behind-the-scenes mistakes by educators in a Florida school district led to children’s biometric information being culled without their parents’ permission, TheLedger.com reported.

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Heyworth (Ill.) teachers, Board of Education reach tentative agreement

The proposal also calls for decreased reimbursement for graduate hours and retirement incentives. Health insurance benefits were changed from a percentage to a flat dollar amount, with increases over that amount split between the employees and district.

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Budget cuts reach bone for Philadelphia schools

Pink slips were recently sent to 19 percent of the school-based work force, including all 127 assistant principals, 646 teachers and more than 1,200 aides.

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Parents and schools battle kids’ summer brain drain

Math skills are going to erode for most children. Those without books or chances to read are going to fall further behind.

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