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Illinois judge rules Chicago can close schools

A lawsuit filed by the Chicago Teachers' Union argued that the school district ignored the recommendations of independent officials questioning 10 of the proposed closings.

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Columbus schools cutting 13 secretaries from curriculum development center

Columbus City Schools notified 13 secretaries at the district’s Northgate Center curriculum-development center yesterday that their positions will be eliminated by the start of the school year in August, the union president in charge of non-teaching employees confirmed.

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Green Bay private schools weigh voucher program options

Some private schools in the area say they're anxiously waiting now to learn if they will receive any taxpayer support for parents to send their children to their private schools.

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House votes down bill giving ownership of Wake County (N.C.) schools to county commissioners

A hard-fought effort to place the Wake County school board’s multi-billion-dollar real-estate portfolio under the control of Wake County commissioners was turned back by the state House in a bipartisan vote.

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Tennessee schools struggle to close achievement gaps

Middle Tennessee school districts, like their peers across the state, are still struggling to close academic achievement gaps between groups of children, especially the gap between students with disabilities and those without, according to state test results.

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D.C. schools make biggest test improvements since 2008

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests.

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Participation in Maine district's summer meals program doubles

As students enter their last month of summer break, early reporting on participation in the city’s summer meals programs indicates a dramatic increase from 2012.

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GOP donor's charter school grade changed

Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.

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Guns in school: Arkansas district arming more than 20 teachers, staff

More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees in Clarksville will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.

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Michigan's schools chief 1 of 28 education officials nationwide paid more than governor

Nine states have schools leaders making more than $200,000, and Mississippi's top education official makes the most at $307,125, according to the report.

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