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Chicago Charter School Parents form Advocacy Group

Cast by critics including the Chicago Teachers Union as villains in the ongoing schoolclosings controversy, privately run charter schools and their advocates are fighting back with efforts that include plans for a downtown rally by a newly formed parents group.

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Boston Schools Attempt Normalcy on First Day Back After Attacks

Words like fine and routine punctuated descriptions of a day that was anything but at Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, where two seats sat empty on the first day of classes since last week’s fatal bombings.

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Texas Schools May Face New Rating System

Texas public schools are set to face a tweaked accountability system for 2013 that will continue to grade schools largely on test scores but also will highlight improvement on the state exams.

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Interest in Charter Schools in South Carolina Spikes Despite Challenges

Charter school families in Horry County will rejoice in August when Coastal Leadership Academy opens its doors, providing a charter high school option for students who now attend charter schools that only provide instruction through grade eight.

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Atlanta Schools Work to Help Kids Left Behind

Intensive work is being done across the district to remediate children affected by allegations of forged test scores as well as those who have simply fallen behind.

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U.S. News Releases 2013 Best High Schools Rankings

Several public schools made significant gains, shaking up the top 10 in this year’s rankings.

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Nebraska Schools in the Forefront of the Exercise Movement

Called Ten at Two, short, structured breaks are among the simple, low-cost strategies the Norris School District has been working into its daily routine the past half-dozen years to add physical activity to the school day.

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Madison (Wis.) Board Recommends Big Property Tax Hike

Madison School District property taxes for 2013 could increase 7.4 percent under budget recommendations being presented Monday to the Madison School Board.

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In Efforts to Improve Safety, Mental-Health Counseling Lags in Florida

More than 130 police officers and deputies roam the halls of Orange County's 184 public schools, a visible reminder of efforts to make schools safer. But the same schools share only 44 social workers. That's about one for every 4,150 students, well over the one-to-250 ratio recommended by the School Social Work Association of America.

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New York City Schools Chancellor Vows to Keep Going Full Throttle

The leader of the world’s largest public education system says he’ll fight for change until his last day on the job. Two years to the day after city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott officially took over the Education Department, the “boy from Queens” promised to keep pushing the reforms that have defined the Bloomberg administration.

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