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Michigan Schools Overhaul Faces Fight

A plan to overhaul Michigan's public education funding system came under sharp scrutiny Monday, as educators, state lawmakers and parents got their first glimpse at the proposed changes.

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Newark (N.J.) Schools, Agencies Work to Curb Student Hunger

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

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D.C. Plan to Close 20 Public Schools Draws Opposition, Though Some Legislators See No Other Choice

Yesterday the D.C. Council wrapped up two hearings on D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's plan to close and consolidate 20 schools in the coming two years. During the 14 hours of discussion and debate, councilmembers both heard from Henderson and questioned her plan, while activists and residents from across the city stayed at the Wilson Building for hours in order to make their opinions heard.

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No Charges for Not Reporting Sexual Misconduct in Ohio District

No charges will be filed against two Morrow County elementary-school principals and one teacher who had been under investigation for failing to report sexual misconduct at the school, the Morrow County prosecutor said yesterday.

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Apple Ups Enthusiasm and Test Scores at Milwaukie Private School

iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

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Maryland Middle School Starts New Peer Mediation Program

Joshua Grier, 12, of Upper Marlboro said he was upset that a former friend at Kettering Middle School had joined others in imitating him.

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Training, Pay Incentives Help Curb High School Teacher Turnover

Recruiting and retaining top teaching talent is a struggle for many high schools.

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Questions Raised About Louisiana Nonpublic Approvals

Louisiana's Constitution and a court decision require that for any nonpublic school to receive state funds the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education must certify that it has "curriculum or specialized course of study of quality at least equal to that prescribed for similar public schools."

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Critics Say Michigan Funding Overhaul is 'Cart Before Horse'

State policymakers and educators will get their first look today at a massive overhaul of Michigan's public education funding system that already is being labeled a vehicle for school vouchers.

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