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Ill. District to Cut Chinese Language Program

The Chinese language program for Arlington Heights School District 25 elementary school students, started in 2009, is being eliminated.

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Thirty Years Later: A Nation Still at Risk?

This April marks the 30th anniversary of the controversial Reagan-era report “A Nation at Risk”—and little has changed since.

Baltimore Schools to Monitor Administration of High School Assessments

The Baltimore school system will begin monitoring the administration of the High School Assessments this year, expanding on a measure that began in 2011 after a series of cheating scandals in the district's elementary and middle schools.

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Glendale (Calif.) Schools Increasing Security

After several recent incidents, the school board moves to equip all schools with security cameras and panic buttons, among other measures.

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Ill. School is Rethinking Grade Levels

Ask any 8-year-old who attends school in Glen Ellyn what grade he or she is in and the answer you might soon receive could be surprising.

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Fund(rais)ing Calif.'s Private Elementary Schools

Springtime in L.A. is the season when private grade schools host auctions, gala events, and swank soirees at fancy hotels, studio lots, and L.A. country clubs designed to raise additional funds to pad the $25,000 base fee of sending kids to John Thomas Dye, Buckley, Curtis, the Center, Campbell Hall, Brentwood, Stephen S. Wise, and all the other early educational top L.A. tickets.

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Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions

The AAP, a leading group of pediatricians, said school "zero-tolerance" policies toward kids' behavior problems do no good.

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Syracuse (N.Y.) Superintendent Speaks Out Against State Funds Competition

Sharon Contreras today spoke out against a portion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school aid plan that requires districts to submit grants for funding.

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Worries in Ill. Over New Standardized Test Rules

More stringent passing requirements for standardized tests have Tri-Cities education officials worried schools with traditionally high marks will soon be considered failing, while also trying to plan for the fallout from parents.

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Phoenix Schools Take Innovative Steps to Ease Funding Crunch

The Phoenix Union High School District hired Quintin Boyce to perform the typical duties of a principal, such as supervising teachers, overseeing school policies and analyzing test scores. But he spends the bulk of his attention this time of year on one thing: increasing the student population, which means more state money for the school.

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