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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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Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School

When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.

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SPLC Sues Ala. Dept. of Education

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Alabama Department of Education, seeking access to records the organization says shows the impact of a school reporting provision in the state’s immigration law.

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New Mo. Elementary Schools Could Alleviate Overcrowding

Two new elementary schools approved by voters but not yet built should ease overcrowding at existing Columbia K-5 buildings.

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