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Judge Deals a Setback to Louisiana’s Voucher Program

Last January, Gov. Bobby Jindal took the oath of office for his second term, declaring in his inauguration speech that anyone who stood in the way of his education reform efforts “must stand down.” On Friday, a judge in Baton Rouge said, in effect: not so fast.

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Keeping Fighting in the Ring and Out of Schools

At age 16, Rob McCullough walked into an LA Boxing gym for the first time. The teen had left home, moving from one friend's couch to another, and now finally felt like he found a place where he belonged.

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S.D. Governor Proposes Modest Boost in State Spending on Schools

Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday proposed a $4.1 billion state budget plan to the Legislature that would include modest spending increases on schools, health care and public worker salaries but that wouldn't make up for last year's deep spending cuts.

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Camden (N.J.) Schools Begin Search for a New Superintendent

Five months after the departure of Bessie LeFra Young as Camden's top education official, the school board is beginning a search for the next superintendent of the 14,000-student district.

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Chicago Public Schools Closing Meeting Sparsely Attended

About 100 people came to a cavernous South Side church Monday for a meeting of a Chicago Public Schools commission charged with gathering community input on school closings.

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Arlington Schools (Ohio) Consider Options for Budget

After the Upper Arlington schools’ first levy defeat in decades, district officials are trying to figure out how to plug a budget gap that they say is somewhere between $2 million and $4 million.

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Atlanta Elementary School Did Not Have Carbon Monoxide Detectors

By the time the school bell rang at Finch Elementary School, the building in southwest Atlanta had carbon monoxide levels few firefighters had ever seen.

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Carbon Monoxide Sickens 42 Kids at Ga. School

Potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels at an Atlanta elementary school with no detectors sent at least 42 students and seven adults to hospitals Monday and forced 500 more to evacuate, authorities said.

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Industry Insight

A conversation with Promethean’s Jim Marshall on where education technology has been—and where it is going.

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Some Mich. Schools Could Lose Local Control

Flint School District schools could fall under the control of a state-run district established to reform failing schools, under a set of bills in the Michigan legislature.

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