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Questions Raised About Louisiana Nonpublic Approvals

Louisiana's Constitution and a court decision require that for any nonpublic school to receive state funds the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education must certify that it has "curriculum or specialized course of study of quality at least equal to that prescribed for similar public schools."

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Critics Say Michigan Funding Overhaul is 'Cart Before Horse'

State policymakers and educators will get their first look today at a massive overhaul of Michigan's public education funding system that already is being labeled a vehicle for school vouchers.

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New Charters Hoping to Take Wing in Pittsburgh Area

As many as four new charter schools could open in Pittsburgh next fall, and others are in the works for elsewhere in Allegheny County.

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Student Mobility, Open Enrollment Key to Ohio School

Three generations had graduated from Perry High School, and the fourth was going to no matter where Brian and Michelle Cox lived.

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Illinois Schools Step Up Concussion Care

Aaron Engel usually only needs to look in a player’s eyes.

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Vocational Classes Taking Off in Texas Schools

Forget about humdrum “voc.” classes.

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Students Learn Local Trades, Get Paid Doing It

The program is the first of a host of potential planned partnerships, and it's being trumpeted as a big win for the school district and local manufacturers.

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School Reform is Helping Make D.C. Safer

The nation's capital -- once one of America's most violent urban centers -- now ranks only 16th in the annual Forbes ranking of dangerous U.S. cities. The District has gone from 2,452 violent crimes per 100,000 people to just 1,130. The District had almost 500 homicides in 1991, but the total for this year is projected to be about 100.

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22% of Potential MPS Students Now in Charter Schools

At many traditional public high schools, the last bell of the school day signals the imminent transition to extracurricular activities, from musical rehearsals to sports practices.

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An Apple a Day - iPod Touch Goes to School

When Chapman School Principal Conrad Woodhead heard a presentation last year by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the benefits of using Apple’s iPod Touch in classrooms, he wanted to know more.

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