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Portland Public Schools to Host Budget Listening Sessions

If you're itching to tell Portland Public Schools about your educational priorities this month, you're in luck.

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Memphis Leaders Talk Schools Funding Prospects

The thought is that the city of Memphis will come up with some amount of funding for the consolidated school district once the schools consolidation crosses over into the new fiscal year that starts July 1.

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Iowa Schools Expand AVID College Prep Program

A program in Boise schools is spreading, and providing students with a better chance at graduating and going on to college.

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Finance Committee Ponders Staff Reductions in Va. Schools

With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.

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Texas Students Learn Video Game Design, Consider STEM Careers

Last summer, while some of their peers were at home playing video games, 20 Pflugerville ISD students were learning how to design them.

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Chicago Residents Ask Alderman to Oppose Charters

Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago’s 49th ward.

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Schools Close Doors to Voters for Safety

Local election officials are moving polling places out of schools as the shootings in Newtown, Conn., have intensified concern about opening school doors on Election Day.

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More Fla. High Schoolers Seeking College Credits Through AP Testing

Nearly 4,000 other students in Volusia and Flagler counties took at least one AP exam last spring, three times the number who took an exam a decade ago.

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Online Program Improves N.C. Readers

Data show Raleigh County Schools’ students are reading better through individualized online learning programs.

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Mich. School CEO Pay Varies

As CEO of Michigan’s second-largest school district, Utica Community Schools Superintendent Christine Johns oversees the education of almost 29,000 students, supervises a workforce of nearly 3,950 employees and is responsible for a $267 million annual budget.

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