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School Choice: Boston Public Schools Proposes Five Options

Officials from the Boston Public School Department presented five different plans to address the issue of school choice in the city. All the proposals would mark a significant change for JP residents

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New Hampshire Charter School Moratorium Could Be Lifted

The New Hampshire charter school moratorium could be lifted as soon as November if legislative budget writers approve an additional $5 million next month.

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Wake County (N.C.) School Board Member Says Tata May Be Fired

Ahead of a second closed-door meeting scheduled by the Wake County School Board to discuss "confidential personnel matters," board member Chris Malone told ABC11 in an on-camera interview that it was highly likely Superintendent Tony Tata would be fired.

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Should Middle School Kids Take Drug Tests?

In school districts around the country children in grades as low as middle school are required to take a drug test before they can play sports or take part in drama or other extracurricular activities. Parental outrage has been swiftly followed by lawsuits, according to theNew York Times. States where middle schools conduct drug testing include Florida, Alabama, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, New Jersey and Texas.

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Santa Clara (Calif.) School Principal Charged with Selling Meth

Opening up a new avenue of investigation, authorities have found something even more disturbing in the home of a Santa Clara elementary school principal than methamphetamine and a date-rape drug—10 hidden cameras, including one tucked inside a Teddy bear.

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Texas SAT Scores Drop, But Participation Rates Surge

A report from the Texas Education Agency on the state's 2012 SAT scores shows two things about Texas students over the past five years: more students are the taking the test, but they aren't performing as well.

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LAUSD Special Ed Failings Still Fly Under Radar

Thirteen percent of America's public school students receive special education services. LAUSD closely mirrors this statistic.

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Education Nation: Finding Classroom Success in Mix of Spanish, English

Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a noisy place.

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In Long Branch (N.J.), Gov. Christie Announces Another $500M for New Schools Construction

Governor Chris Christie helped break ground for the new George L. Catrambone Elementary School in Long Branch, the last project from the Schools Delopment Authority's (SDA) 2011 portfolio as the governor said he intends to roll out another $500 million in new school construction projects over the course of the next six months.

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In Debate on Public Schools, New Orleans Stands Apart

Orleans Parish School Board candidates arrived at an Alliance for Good Government forum last week looking for endorsements as they seek a role in shaping the future of the city's public schools.

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