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Franklin (Tenn.) School Board Officially Opposes Vouchers, State Approval of Charter Schools

There seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the use of vouchers and the authorization of charter schools in the Franklin Special School District.

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Green Schools: Long on Promise, Short on Delivery

The Houston Independent School District took a big step in 2007 toward becoming environmentally friendly by designing two new schools to meet a coveted "green" standard set by a private-builders' group.

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Fiscal Cliff Would Lead to Major Cuts for N.Y. Schools

New York schools would lose $164 million in federal funding for the 2013-14 school year if Congress does not find compromise on the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff,” according to a state School Boards Association analysis.

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U.S. Schools Moving Up International Rankings

Results from a pair of new international assessments released today show that American kids are holding their own in math, reading and other subjects. In a few cases, they're actually bypassing the rest of the world.

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Mich. Elementary School Class Surprised with iPods as Part of Math Challenge

A class of Northwest Elementary School students thought they were dreaming Monday morning after each one was surprised with a fourth generation iPod Touch.

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Ga. High School Shifts to Single Lunch Period

Lunchtime rock concerts, club meetings and other activities are much easier on the students and staff at Murrieta Valley High School this year.

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Conn. Releases New 'Performance Index' For Every School

Parents who want a quick, easy snapshot of their child's school's performance can have it now with the release of a "school performance index" number for each of the state's 1,200 schools.

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Chinese Language Classes a Hit in Ind.

At Logansport High School, 47 students are enrolled in Chinese language classes — and are putting together complete sentences before their first semester is over.

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Questions Remain in Merit Awards to N.J.Superintendent

Both the business administrator and superintendent were granted merit pay this year by the Lyndhurst Board of Education, officials recently confirmed.

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Pa. Charters Impact Public School Budgets

Costs to New Castle and other public school districts statewide are mounting for students attending charter and cyber charter schools.

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