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At retooled summer schools, creativity, not just catch-up

Despite continuing budgetary challenges, districts are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students who need to make up lost credits fight to stay awake inside humid classrooms.

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Scott Walker veto further restricts release of data on Wisconsin voucher schools

The state budget expanding taxpayer-funded voucher schools across Wisconsin will put new limits on the release of public data about their performance, with Gov. Scott Walker reshaping those limits Sunday with his veto pen.

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Activists end fast over Philadelphia school cuts

Activists say they are optimistic that the district will rehire staff now that the state and city have come up with some additional money.

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High school student decline a strain for Boston

Boston public high school enrollment is on the slide, leaving nearly 3,000 seats empty and raising questions about possible school closures.

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Judge rejects claim that yoga in schools is religious instruction

A San Diego Superior Court judge Monday rejected a claim by parents in the Encinitas elementary school system that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination.

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Report: Only fraction of NYC schools producing bulk of students ready for college

It isn't easy to graduate prepared for college — unless you come from one of the city’s select high schools, according to a new report released by the United Federation of Teachers.

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Radical reform: iPad schools seek to transform education

Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules. Is this the end of the classroom?

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Kevin Maxwell officially named CEO of Prince George's County schools

For years, the Prince Georges County Schools have struggled with test scores, student safety and a host of other issues.

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Orange (Fla.) district offers transfer option to students at crowded schools

Parents at 70 overcrowded Orange County Public Schools will have the option to transfer their children to one of 47 less crowded school this fall under a School Board policy finalized this week.

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Panel eyes $1M extra for a Mass. district

Flush with close to $1 million more than it had to work with earlier this week, the School Committee examined a new budget plan Thursday that would save busing to the high school, retain many teaching positions and prevent deep cuts to the arts and other electives at the high school and middle school.

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