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Highest Graduation Rates in America Announced

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education this week shows that Texas — along with five other states — ranks fourth in the nation for its four-year high school graduation rates. With an overall rate of 86 percent in the 2010-11 school year, the state follows Iowa, with 88 percent, and Wisconsin and Vermont, both at 87 percent.

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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

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N.C. Education Programs Win $16.8M in Powerball Lottery

Three lucky people in North Carolina are $1 million richer after winning part of the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night. According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, sales from the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot tickets will boost education in the state. From those sales, an estimated $16.8 million will go to education programs in North Carolina.

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School District Weighs Solutions to Budget Issues

Teachers and students in Salem-Keizer schools have six fewer days of class time this school year.

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Education-Funding Overhaul Plan OK'd by Task Force

The task force’s members have been meeting since June and had deliberately not asked Melcher for the runs. Their reasoning: It was better to craft a policy prescription that made sense and then let the resident wizard do his thing.

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Voters Agree to Let Town Exit Monadnock Regional School District

The Monadnock Regional School District will have one fewer member town beginning next year.

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Des Moines School District to Pay $30,000 for Lobbyist

Des Moines Public Schools will have another voice at the Statehouse when the new legislative session starts in January.

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School Closing Bill Moves to House, Senate Floors

A key legislator said Tuesday that she remains undecided on whether to allow Chicago Public Schools four more months to produce a list of school closings, even as legislation on the extension moved to the House and Senate floors.

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Mo. State BOE Approves New Standards for Teacher Preparation Programs

The Missouri State Board of Education has approved new standards for teacher preparation programs.

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Birmingham City Schools Implement First In Math Pilot Program

Birmingham City Schools announced the launch of a pilot program with Suntex, makers of the online math skills portal First in Math.

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