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Is Charter School Amendment About Money or the Children?

An editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution opposing Amendment One says it would be a waste of taxpayer funds to create a new bureaucracy to do what the state board of education can already do.

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New Orleans School Properties Headed to the Auction Block

The former Philip A. Capdau Junior High School is one of seven Orleans Parish School Board-owned properties that will go to auction on Thursday.

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Early Education Is the Best Crime Deterrent

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

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SIIA Seeking Judges for CODiE Awards

SIIA, the Software & Information Industry Association, which runs the annual CODiE Awards Program for education products, is looking for educators and administrators in K12 interested in participating as judges for this year's competition. To sign up and help determine this year's winner and be part of recognizing the education software industry's highest quality products and services, contact Wendy Tanner, Awards Program Coordinator, with questions.

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Vermont DoE Report Shows Positive Special Ed Growth

Vermont's 2010-2011 Annual Performance Report announced approval ratings for 19 out of the 20 required indicators.

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One Million New York City Students Head Back to School

New York City schools will be open Monday morning after a week off due to superstorm Sandy. School officials have been busy reworking bus routes and finding empty seats for students who live in areas where the schools cannot re-open right away.

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Mo. District Audit Finds Money Misspent

The Ennis school district misspent more than $7 million on a new grade school and teacher housing, and improperly paid a superintendent as an independent contractor for several years while he also collected a pension, a recent audit found.

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Hurricane Sandy Forces Big Changes to NYC High School Sports Calendar

Hurricane Sandy has forced high school sports leagues throughout the city to revise schedules, including playoff dates, and coaches are now being forced to come up with different ways to prepare their teams without access to fields and other facilities that have been shuttered by mass school closures.

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Chicago Public School Closures to Be Based On Enrollment, Not Performance

Chicago Public School officials announced Wednesday that they do not plan to shutter schools based on student performance, as they have in the past.

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Grants Helping Ga. Schools with Fitness and Nutrition

Georgia health officials have announced North Hall Middle School, Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry and Black's Mill Elementary School in Dawsonville are among 21 schools that have gotten state grants to help fight childhood obesity.

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