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State Overpaid Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools by $6.3M Last Year

The Omaha Public Schools last year accidentally asked for too much money, and the state mistakenly obliged.

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Chicago Public Schools' Experiment With Common Core State Standards Sees Positive Result

As a guinea pig in a nationwide experiment, Chicago's Philip D. Armour Elementary School is seeing drastic improvements in student performance.

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Miami-Dade Teachers Union Chief Won’t Seek Another Term

United Teachers of Dade President Karen Aronowitz is announcing Monday that she will not seek a fourth term at the helm of the union, which represents some 21,000 teachers and 11,000 other school employees in Miami-Dade.

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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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