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S.C. District Officials to Study Educational Practices in China

Four Horry County Schools officials will head to China next month as part of a program where they will learn about the country’s educational system while establishing connections meant to reach into local classrooms.

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Oakland, Calif. School Board Race Could Hinge on Court Ruling

Alice Spearman has represented District 7 -- East Oakland-Elmhurst -- on the Oakland school board since 2005. She'll serve another four years if she can win enough votes or persuade the courts to disqualify her opponent, James Harris.

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Calif. County Earthquakes Highlight Unresolved School Risks

The swarm of earthquakes that rippled through Imperial County in late August has exposed more fissures in the state's system for identifying and fixing school buildings considered structurally unsound.

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Tenn. Community Groups Endorse School Tax Hike

Hoping to inspire voters in Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County to support public education as strongly as suburban voters have embraced municipal school districts, a coalition of community organizations endorsed the half-cent sales tax referendum Wednesday.

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Ill. Teachers Lack Bilingual Training

Few Illinois teachers are trained to educate English-language learners and only a small number are interested in obtaining the credentials to work with these children, a study has found.

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Neb. Department of Ed to Create Arts Standards

Thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council, the state will develop its first standards for the visual and performing arts.

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Think Tank Clashes with Nev. District Over Tax Proposal to Fix Schools

For months, the Nevada Policy Research Institute has publicly questioned the Clark County School District's ballot initiative to raise property taxes for school renovations.

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Former Ky. Schools Chief Caused Loss in State Funding

The indicted former superintendent of Breathitt County schools cost the district $191,000 in state funding by cutting 10 days from the school year in 2011, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

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La. Launches Site on Child Well-being

A new one-stop, online system is available to help parents and others keep track of how Louisiana’s children are doing when it comes to education, health care and poverty statistics.

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Are Charter Schools Worth It? Wash. Voters Will Decide

Washington's voters will in November again decide whether to allow charter schools in Washington, after having rejected similar proposals in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

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