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Ed Funding Proposal Allows School Choice, More Online Learning

A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $2,500 per semester for completing high school early.

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Schools Honored for Advanced Placement Success

Three local school districts have been recognized for gains in the number of students who take Advanced Placement courses and perform well in them.

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W.Va. School Board to Discuss Audit Response

The West Virginia Board of Education is preparing its response to a wide-ranging audit of the state's education system and President Wade Linger says his top priority is increasing student achievement.

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Opinion: Newark Teacher Contract Puts City at Forefront of Ed Reform

All eyes were on Newark teachers last week as they voted on a contract that could put the city on the vanguard of the national reform movement. They responded decisively, in a lopsided vote with 62 percent in favor.

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Hearings on D.C. School Closure Plan Begin

The first of two D.C. Council hearings on a plan to close 20 public schools schools started Thursday, while opposition to School Chancellor Kaya Henderson's proposal has started emerging from various quarters.

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Mass. District Introduces "Fuel Up to Play 60" Program

On Oct. 24, physical education teacher Kathy Hibbard held a kickoff meeting at Shaker Lane School (Littleton, Mass.) to introduce students and staff to the "Fuel Up to Play 60" program. Sponsored by the NFL and the National Dairy Council and inspired by a number of recent studies connecting good nutrition and exercise with improved academic performance, the program encourages children to make healthy eating choices and to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

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Western Indiana Districts Plan No-Closure Merger

Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.

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Texas School Chief Wants Minority Progress Charted

Texas' new education commissioner Michael Williams said Thursday that he is considering a new system for rating school success and he thinks it should take into account how well districts are closing the achievement gap between Anglo and minority students.

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Detroit No. 2 in Percentage of Charter School Students

A national report released this week shows charter school enrollment continues to grow in Detroit, Michigan and across the nation. The seventh annual report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shows that Detroit now ranks No. 2 nationally when it comes to the percentage of students enrolled in charter schools.

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W.Va. School Board Votes to Fire State Superintendent

The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.

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