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Michigan District Supt. Commended for Cost-cutting, Achievement Gains

Ypsilanti Board of Education members expressed their satisfaction with Superintendent Dedrick Martin for the third consecutive year in his annual performance evaluation.

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N.C. District Settles Former Teacher Case for $680,000

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has agreed to pay former teacher Jeffrey Leardini $680,000 to settle a lawsuit that brought him a jury award of $1.1 million.

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Baltimore Schools Audit Alarms State, City Lawmakers

State and city lawmakers sharply criticized the Baltimore school system Monday after a searing audit called attention to a lack of oversight on school spending.

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Oakland Schools Seek Kitchen Upgrades

Public schools in Oakland are looking for major kitchen remodeling with a measure on the November ballot.

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Two Wisc. High Schools Recognized for Quality Education

Two Milwaukee, Wis. schools, Atonement Lutheran School and Carmen High School of Science and Technology, which are making gains with a largely low-income or minority student population, have been recognized for offering a high-quality education.

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School Officials: Dip in West Hartford SAT Scores 'Inconsequential'

Students in the class of 2012 at Hall and Conard High Schools scored 16 points lower on the SATs this year compared to last year, but the dip is "inconsequential" when compared to scores since 1992, according to a report presented to the school board last week.

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Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Defeat Charter School Measure

Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.

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In Fla. County, No Hungry School-Age Child Left Behind

Organizers of The Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, Fla., employ a very basic strategy to provide food for low-income elementary students. "We have a nine-word business plan: 'See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.' And we keep the operation that simple," co-founder Bob Barnes said.

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An Extraordinary Attempt to Stop a School Board Candidate

In Santa Clara County, school board races are ordinarily slumber fests. So it was more than a little unusual to see an ad in the Santa Clara Weekly recently that pleaded with voters not to choose a candidate for the Santa Clara Unified School board, Christopher Stampolis.

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Common Core Catches on with Private Schools

With all but four states having adopted the Common Core State Standards since 2010, districts have little choice but to implement them. But many private schools are also making the transition.

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