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Arizona Schools Struggle with Math Demands

Math has gotten harder in Arizona high schools -- not only for students, but for teachers who now need to make sure students pass four years of classes like algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.

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N.Y. Schools’ Failure to Improve May Lead to More Closings

New York City’s Education Department may step up its efforts to close schools after more than 150 of them posted a third straight year of mediocre results on their annual progress reports.

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A Struggling School, a Bitter Fight, and No Hollywood Ending in Sight

Doreen Diaz left the red carpet movie premiere of “Won’t Back Down” in New York City last week feeling encouraged.

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More N.J. Pupils Eating Breakfast in Schools, but State Participation Still Lags

The number of low-income children who receive breakfast in New Jersey schools each day has dramatically increased, according to a new report released today, but the state still lags far behind nationally.

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Study: Obama Turnaround Plans Force 'Schools to Run like Corporations'

President Obama’s School Improvement Grant program should be overhauled because it works on the assumption that educational improvement can come from market-based reforms, “forcing schools to run like corporations,” according to a new report from a union-backed think tank.

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From Kindergarten to a Master's Degree: Tule River ED Delivers

Believing that education is a lifelong process and not a destination, the Tule River Indian Tribe (Porterville, Calif.) is doing all it can to invest in its youth — the future leaders of their community.

Connecticut Town School Bus Drivers Mull Medical Training

Branford, CT school officials are asking its school bus contractor to see if drivers can be trained to use emergency equipment if a student is having an extreme allergic reaction.

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S.C. School District Leader Asks Absentee Students to Come Back

Forty volunteers, including the leader of an Orangeburg, S.C. school district, knocked on doors as they tried to get students who haven't gone to class this school year to return to their studies.

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Many Boards Let School Officers Control Access

School-board members in the region say they need to know what’s going on in their districts and whether they’re meeting residents’ expectations. Last week, the Olentangy Local School District (Ohio) board debated just how far board members can go to get that information. Can they call any administrator? Drop in on a school unannounced?

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School Bus Crashes as Driver Dies at Wheel

A school bus driver for the San Antonio Independent School District is dead and two students hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus crashed into another bus and then a fence in front of Wagner High School this morning.

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