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Gilbert (Ariz.) Schools' Tax Rate Jumps 40 Percent

Various factors have caused the tax rate in the Gilbert Public Schools district to jump 40 percent this year, the highest increase in at least 30 years.

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Idaho Suit Takes on School Fees

A former Idaho school district superintendent with twin granddaughters in kindergarten is suing the state, charging that cash-strapped schools are violating the Idaho Constitution by charging fees for what are supposed to be “free, common schools.”

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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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