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SPLC Sues Ala. Dept. of Education

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Alabama Department of Education, seeking access to records the organization says shows the impact of a school reporting provision in the state’s immigration law.

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New Mo. Elementary Schools Could Alleviate Overcrowding

Two new elementary schools approved by voters but not yet built should ease overcrowding at existing Columbia K-5 buildings.

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Illinois Gov. Uses Nanotechnology Summit to Praise Local High School

Wheeling High School is known regionally and nationally as a leader in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), a fact Gov. Pat Quinn reinforced on Tuesday when he visited the suburban school and called it an “epicenter” for developing technology.

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DeKalb Schools to Shorten Summer Break

The DeKalb County school system will shift to a “balanced” attendance calendar next fall, despite a survey showing most parents oppose the change.

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Henrico Schools Questioned About Discipline, Race

Henrico County Public Schools officials are struggling to answer tough questions from state and local elected officials over the disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from school in the county.

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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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